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February 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vandals spray-painted obscenities on the stone base of the building housing former President Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill. Police had no suspects in the painting. Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in 1863, and was assassinated in 1865. Though born in Kentucky, Lincoln spent a substantial part of his life in Illinois as a lawyer and legislator in Springfield, the state capital.
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February 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vandals spray-painted obscenities on the stone base of the building housing former President Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill. Police had no suspects in the painting. Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in 1863, and was assassinated in 1865. Though born in Kentucky, Lincoln spent a substantial part of his life in Illinois as a lawyer and legislator in Springfield, the state capital.
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July 23, 1993 | DEAN E. MURPHY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS; Murphy reported from Kaskaskia, Ill., and Sahagun from Des Moines. Times staff writers Judy Pasternak in Chicago and D'Jamila Salem and Richard E. Meyer in Los Angeles contributed to this story
As a clanging church bell sounded a warning, the Mississippi River crashed through a levee Thursday and wiped out Kaskaskia Island, a historic plug of land that was home to 150 people who held out to the terrible end. In Des Moines, spigots shuddered, then hiccuped and finally gurgled for the first time in 12 days when a flooded-out water plant came to life. Tap water was restored to a quarter of a million people living in the largest city in America to go dry.
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