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Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity Case Retried

Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago

Did Abraham Lincoln's wife get a fair trial in 1875? Many have disputed the insanity ruling that condemned Mary Todd Lincoln to an asylum and on Monda...

Mary Todd Lincoln's Insanity To Be 'Retried'

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, will be "retried" for insanity this fall in Illinois. According to the Associated Pre...

Daniel Day-Lewis Spends Time In Springfield To Prep For Abe Lincoln Role

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is preparing for his role as Abraham Lincoln by visiting the state where the fo...