Depot with Lincoln connection on national register

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the National Register of Historic Places. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the list Monday. The National Park Service adds sites based on the agency’s nominations. The Great Western Railroad Depot in Springfield where Lincoln gave a farewell address in 1861 made the list. Others added in 2014 include the Downtown East St. Louis Historic District, the Peoria Warehouse Historic District and the Jacksonville Historic District. The Strauss Estate in Glencoe is now on the national register. So is the Heimberger House in Springfield and Glen Carbon School in Glen Carbon. Near Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH’-ee), a Native American petroglyph site has been added to the list.