A House renovated: Automated flagpole to sit atop Springfield site where Lincoln delivered historic anti-slavery speech

Source Chicago Sun-Times
Original Load Date Nov. 25, 2022, 6:01 a.m.
Last Updated Nov. 25, 2022, 6:01 a.m.
Original URL https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/11/25/23474483/old-state-capitol-flagpole-renovation-lincoln-house-divided-springfield-barack-obama-president

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SPRINGFIELD — People walking through downtown Springfield earlier this week might have looked up to an unusual sight — a helicopter hovering over the Old State Capitol, dropping a rope and lifting away the flagpole that sat atop the bronze-colored dome. The operation took fewer than 15 minutes on M...