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The home of former Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson could be named a National Historic Landmark.

Historian Robie Lange says despite Stevenson failed bids for the presidency in 1952 and 1956, he meets the criteria as a nationally significant individual of the mid-20th century.

The home in the Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve near Mettawa is already designated an Illinois historic site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was donated to the Lake County Forest Preserve District in 1974. The National Park Service indicates it could be a fitting nominee as a national historic landmark.

In addition to being governor, Stevenson also was ambassador to the United Nations during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

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