An Indiana couple has donated two Civil War documents signed by Abraham Lincoln to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

An organization is working to reopen a Civil War museum in Illinois that has been closed since August.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield has received historic documents tracing a southern Illinois family's history back to the 1790's.

Officials of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said the state has suspended a project searching the National Archives for papers written by Abraham Lincoln.

A judge is deciding whether or not to give defense lawyers access to confidential records related to a woman who has accused a man of raping her during an on-campus orientation event at Illinois State University.  19-year-old Shawn Childs Jr. is charged with sexual assault and abuse of a 19-year-old woman July 19.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has expanded its collection on Illinois poets with a trove of documents, manuscripts and photographs related to Edgar Lee Masters.  The museum announced that the Edgar Lee Masters Home and Museum in Petersburg has given it hundreds of items, including an 1834 letter by Masters' grandfather and family photos. 

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Attorneys for former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock say they have reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on documents currently under review by a federal judge.

Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

Federal prosecutors have handed former Congressman Aaron Schock a second subpoena for financial records, texts and emails as part of a grand jury probe into Schock’s spending.  The new subpoena was disclosed Thursday as prosecutor Timothy Bass appeared before a U.S. District Court Judge. Bass said it's, quote, "utter nonsense" that Schock hasn't fully complied with a grand jury request issued months ago. 

The government wants a chance to argue that former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois should be held in contempt of court for failing to turn over documents. 

  The Peoria Riverfront Museum has failed to file required financial information with the County, that holds the property. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that leaves the Museum’s financial standing in question: