|Lincoln statue, Senn Park, Chicago|
The party theoretically continued in Illinois until a few days ago--although I don't know if any taxpayer dollars were spent on it recently.
From the Lincoln Courier:
The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is officially history.Keller may know a lot about history, but he doesn't know enough about ILL-inois.
Gov. Pat Quinn eliminated the commission and others recently, which his office deemed unnecessary.
Former Bicentennial Commission member Ron Keller had no complaints about it. He said the group had been defunct for more than a year.
In fact, he was surprised to hear that it was still considered alive.
A good start: Illinois eliminates 75 boards and commissions
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