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Decatur's New Statue

By Margaret Lyons in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 12, 2008 7:22PM

Some Illinois employees have off today for Lincoln's birthday (lucky ducks), and as long as you're thinking about Honest Abe, why not vote for a new statue in Decatur?

The City of Decatur will be erecting a statue called "The Lincoln and African-American Soldier," to be sculpted by Decatur native Preston Jackson. They've narrowed it down to four designs, and now it's time to vote. As of writing this, only 166 people had voted, so get to it!


We're partial to #4, OK with #1 or #2, but really really not into #3. [Hat tip, Spudart]