Lincoln Library Will Be Without a Director For a While

...the search will not begin til mid-February and a Director will not be named til after the Bicentennial.

With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday looming and Gov. Rod Blagojevich on trial in the state Senate, officials at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum don’t expect to name a new director anytime soon.

The governor will select a replacement for former director Rick Beard, who was fired in October after two shoplifting arrests came to light. Beard, who pleaded guilty to trying to steal neckties from Macy’s in 2007, also admitted attempting to take $40 worth of DVDs from Target last summer.

Alas, there have been more than a few lapses of truth in Illinois as of late. Lincoln would not have been happy. Story from State Journal-Register in Springfield.

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