Sangamon County Kids Donate Sangamon County Minute Book to State of Illinois

On September 10, 2018, the students representing more than 60 schools in Sangamon County donated a very important Lincoln artifact to the state for its 200th birthday.  These kids raised more than 18,000 in April during the Illinois Proud Penny Drive to bring the Sangamon County Minute book back to Springfield.

Penny Drive-Funded Lincoln Artifact Home in Sangamon County and Ready to View!

A historic Abraham Lincoln artifact purchased through the Illinois Proud Penny Drive by Sangamon County schoolchildren is now home in the Capital City and ready for viewing at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to help celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday this year.

School Children, Partners Surpass Goal to Purchase Historic Lincoln Document

Contributing their pennies and spare change, Sangamon County school children have raised the money required to purchase an historic Abraham Lincoln document and return it to Illinois for the state’s bicentennial celebration. State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez and Illinois Bicentennial Commissioner Rikeesha Phelon announced today that children from schools throughout the county boosted by local business partners have raised, at current count, $18,031; surpassing the $15,000 needed to purchase the Minute Book of Sangamon County that includes the testament to Abraham Lincoln’s “good moral character” needed for him to begin practicing law in Illinois.

Still time to donate your pennies

There is still time to donate your pennies to the help buy back an important Lincoln artifact and return it to Illinois.