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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

True Crime: Crooks, Gangs and Politicians

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Program #20587RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Join others who share your fascination for real-life crimes and explore what it is that draws so many of us to the news when major crimes occur. With investigators, authors and crime-science professionals, study the science of deception and delve into true crimes that created sensational history. Review criminal cases from both serious and lighter perspectives and pay visits to the scenes of actual crimes for a little detective work of your own.


Highlights

• Meet and share discussions with authors of books based on actual crimes, including historian Taylor Pensoneau, author of “Brothers Notorious” about a legendary family of gangsters. Reenact their Kincaid bank hold-up at the original scene and visit the courthouse where their trial took place.
• Learn little-known facts about real-life cases, including the attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from its tomb, a 1958 unsolved murder in Springfield and a 1980s sting of the judicial courts.
• Laugh and cry at some infamous politicians (yes, from Illinois) who have abused their authority.

Activity Notes

Walking up to eight blocks.

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.


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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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4.3
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