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  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Republican Illinois Lawmaker Slights Catholic Hero

    02/07/2005 9:37:00 AM PST · by Pat79thST · 3 replies · 372+ views
    Illinois House Journal | 2/07/05 | Pat Hickey
    In 1910,Charles Comiskey constructed the home of the Chicago White Sox at 35th & Shields. Like the Chicago Cardinals, who would play at Comsikey, the White Sox represented Catholic Chicago. The North Side team was even stained by the rumor that its owner supported the Ku Klux Klan, which targeted Catholics, Jews, & Blacks. Shields Street ran through Bridgeport, as Catholic a neighborhood as one could find anywhere? There were eight Catholic parishes in Bridgeport's one and one half square miles. Shields Ave. was named for Gen. James J. Shields. Up in Lake County - Shields Township was named for...