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Artsy murals to grace downtown Springfield

June 20, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Downtown Springfield is about to get more artsy.

The city’s aldermen have agreed to provide $50,000 in tax increment financing for a mural project in the business district.

Local artists will create large-scale murals as part of Downtown Springfield Inc.’s “Artification” project.

The State Journal-Register in Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/1bX3BC5 ) the first mural will feature a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. It should be unveiled in mid-July.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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