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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)- The Abraham Lincoln Association is continuing its celebration of the 16th president’s 203rd birthday.

A banquet will be held Sunday evening at the President Lincoln Hotel in Springfield.

The dinner speaker will be Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin.

Other events Sunday include a round table of speakers from the two days of programs.

Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809.

Illinois government offices will be closed Monday in observance of his birthday.

Lincoln’s Birthday isn’t a federal holiday and is only observed in a handful of states.

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