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If the only history people learn is what is spoon-fed in public school, they've probably missed out on the part where northern states would capture escaped slaves and send them back to their owners. They've probably missed how northern states that were supposedly "free" wouldn't allow blacks to live within their borders. Everyone wants to turn up their noses at the South, but if you're…
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Benefits are being not equal.
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Keep it up people we are setting a precedent and its only as matter of time before the stars and stripes have to be removed/changed due to protest from native Americans, or Al Sharpton (lets be honest the north had slaves just like the south). After that its the Union Jack for centuries of persecution against the scots Irish, and on and on and on. Hell my mere existence as a white male could be offensive…
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"I would want the age of consent to be a strict 18 years." Isn't this age discrimination??
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Maybe his lawyers are doing some sand bagging along the river.

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Illinois historical sites forced to reduce hours

10 months, 3 weeks ago from Associated Press

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday that it has been forced to cut the hours of 13 historical sites after Labor Day, including some of the state's most popular attractions.

In a news release, the agency said that the 19 percent cut in its budget from$ 5.7 million to $4.6 million approved by lawmakers for Fiscal Year 2015 forced it to cut back at sites such as the Old State Capitol in Springfield, the Lincoln Log Cabin in Lerna and Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville. Most will reduce the days they are open from five to four.

According to the release, even with the reduced hours, the agency's budget is not balanced. Balancing the budget "would require more drastic steps, such as closing some sites completely." Instead, the agency said that the cuts are designed to buy time in the hopes that lawmakers will restore funding in the fall to where it was before the budget was cut.

Agency Director Amy Martins said is optimistic that the cuts can be reversed as some lawmakers have said they want to do. But, she warned, "If the cuts aren't reversed, we'll simply run out of money to operate the sites next year."


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