Bill Clinton receives Lincoln Leadership prize

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The 42nd president of the United States was honored in the spirit of the 16th.

Bill Clinton received the 2013 Lincoln Leadership prize at a ceremony at the Chicago Hilton Saturday.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library gives the prestigious award to people who have shown a commitment to the principles of democracy.

It’s the first time the award has been presented to a former president.

Past recipients include Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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