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Joliet Funeral Director To Display Replica Lincoln Casket
By Regine Schlesinger, CBS Chicago
January 15, 2015 6:19 AM
A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month. In honor of Lincoln’s birthday, and to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his assassination in April, funeral director Chuck Lyons has planned a program about the 1865 killing of Lincoln. Its centerpiece: a full-size replica of Lincoln’s casket. READ MORE
Joliet funeral director to use replica of Lincoln's casket for educational program
By DENISE M. BARAN–UNLAND, The Herald-News
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 11:13 p.m. CDT
He’s a former candidate for Will County coroner, telephone operator and a former birthday party clown. He’s also ventriloquist, puppet collector and Civil War re-enactor. It’s that last role that led Chuck Lyons, funeral director at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Joliet, to bring a replica of President Lincoln’s casket to Joliet... READ MORE