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New portrait of Abraham Lincoln placed in courthouse

New portrait of Abraham Lincoln placed in courthouse. (WICS)

You will soon be able to get a new look at a former president.

The Sangamon County Board Office unveiled a new Abraham Lincoln portrait Wednesday.

The portrait was placed in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse.

The portrait is a digital reproduction of the famous original painting by Alexander Hesler, done in 1860.

Wednesday's unveiling is part of a statewide effort by the Illinois State Historical Society, along with the Illinois Bicentennial, to place the portrait in all 102 county courthouses in Illinois.


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