www.illinois.gov

Pat Quinn, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Government
 Business
 Employment
 Education
 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 Travel & Recreation
 About Illinois
 Illinois.gov

Stay Informed

Your Government


Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General


 IGNN: State/All Press Release

ILLINOIS NEWS
The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2001

Union Pacific Railroad Donates $50,000 to Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

CHICAGO -- First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan today accepted a $50,000 donation from the Union Pacific Railroad Company for the construction and operation of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

With this commitment from Union Pacific, private donations to the new Library and Museum now total $4.55 million.

Mike Payette, assistant vice president of government affairs for the central region of Union Pacific, presented Mrs. Ryan with the company's donation.

"I'm very encouraged by the continued support that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is getting from Illinois' corporate citizens. The Union Pacific has a long history in our state and played a key role in the growth and development of Illinois. Today Union Pacific is making another contribution to our history," Mrs. Ryan said.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a $115 million project that will be funded by the State of Illinois, the City of Springfield, the federal government and private donations. The complex will house the world's largest collection of Lincoln artifacts and documents, as well as exhibits that bring Lincoln's legacy to life.

The Library and Museum complex will be located in downtown Springfield, a few blocks from several important historic sites, including Illinois' Old State Capitol, his former law offices and the only home he ever owned.



###

News Categories

 State/All
 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Agriculture
 Budget/Fiscal
 Business
 Children/Families
 Culture
 Disabilities
 Economic Development
 Education
 Environment
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 History
 Infrastructure
 Opportunity Returns
 Recovery
 Safety/Security
 Technology
 Tourism/Recreation
 Transportation
 Workforce/Jobs

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement

Features

Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2014 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us