small town http://wrkf.org en Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small Towns http://wrkf.org/post/dwindling-middle-class-has-repercussions-small-towns My parents moved away from Lincoln, Ill., two decades ago, when I was in college. I hardly ever get back there. But my mom still works in Lincoln, and it was to Lincoln I headed to meet her this fall, after returning to the U.S. from the Middle East.<p>I got off the train from Chicago and immediately saw that the old depot building — where we used to go for fancy dinners before prom — was shuttered. A little monument commemorating the day Abraham Lincoln named the town in 1853 was faded and peeling. There was a man asleep on a bench at the train stop. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 18675 at http://wrkf.org Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small Towns