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Illinois Father, Son Have Had Front-row Seat for Obama's Political Journey

Robb Paul sees history every day. It comes through the front door of his Prairie Archives Book Store, in Springfield’s Old State Capitol Mall. The original capitol, just across the street, is remembered most as the location for Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech in June 1858. “Lincoln is a specialty of ours, absolutely,” said Robb, displaying one of the many old Springfield newspapers for sale in his store. One from the 1850s advertised Lincoln’s old law firm in the...

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