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updated: 7/27/2012 8:08 AM

Lucky Lincoln returns to U of I hall

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  • From left, University of Illinois iron workers Ron Cler, Todd Hawkins, Gary Fry, and brick mason Bill Mastny place the bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln into it's alcove in after it was restored, the main entrance to Lincoln Hall on the University of Illinois campus, in Urbana.

      From left, University of Illinois iron workers Ron Cler, Todd Hawkins, Gary Fry, and brick mason Bill Mastny place the bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln into it's alcove in after it was restored, the main entrance to Lincoln Hall on the University of Illinois campus, in Urbana.

 
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URBANA -- A year after leaving the hall at the University of Illinois that bears his name, a bust of Abraham Lincoln has returned to its place of honor.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports the bronze Lincoln bust that was a fixture in Lincoln Hall has been away while the building was renovated. The bust is back in its familiar place at the base of a marble staircase.

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University students have long rubbed the Lincoln bust's nose for luck. The bust was created in 1923 by sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil

But the statue wasn't just stashed away during Lincoln Hall's $58 million renovation. A Chicago firm fixed up the bust's many dings and scratches.

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