BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - In a story Oct. 30 about portraits of Abraham Lincoln being given to Illinois courthouses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Jerome Mirza Foundation is paying for all the pictures. The foundation is paying for the five portraits distributed to central Illinois county courthouses, not all 102 portraits.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Every Illinois county courthouse getting Lincoln portrait
Portraits of Abraham Lincoln will be given to all 102 county courthouses in Illinois to mark the state’s upcoming bicentennial
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Portraits of Abraham Lincoln will be given to all 102 county courthouses in Illinois to mark the state’s upcoming bicentennial.
Illinois State Historical Society executive director William Furry tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that so far they’ve delivered portraits of the president to 25 counties. Furry delivered five portraits to central Illinois courthouses in the last week, including Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford counties. The canvas pictures are 30 inches by 40 inches and framed. The picture of Lincoln was taken by Chicago photographer Alexander Hesler in June 1860. It shows Lincoln sitting at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.
The Bloomington nonprofit Jerome Mirza Foundation paid for the five pictures given to courthouses in central Illinois. Illinois marks its bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018.
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