Lincoln Highway mural to be installed in New Lenox, IL

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition will install a Lincoln Highway mural in New Lenox, Illinois on the northwest corner of U.S. 30 and Cedar Road.

Aspiring Eagle Scout to renovate Lincoln Highway gazebo

Bobby Tomaszewski, a Boy Scout from Geneva, Illinois, is looking to raise $1,000 to renovate the Lincoln Highway gazebo in downtown Geneva. He will become an Eagle Scout on completion of the project.

New Lincoln Highway mural in Sauk Village, IL

The latest in a series of murals sponsored by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has been installed in Sauk Village.

Developer appeals denial of Pure Oil gas station demolition in Geneva, IL

The owner of the Pure Oil gas station building in Geneva, Illinois is appealing a ruling by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, which denied him permission to tear down the building to put in drive-through lanes for a bank. The city council meets to discuss the matter on March 26.

Opponents of the demolition have put up a petition online asking the mayor and city council to save the building.

Lists of Illinois Lincoln Highway murals and gazebos now online

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has put up lists of the murals and interpretive gazebos it has been producing throughout the state on its website.

Lincoln Highway overpass over railroad in Lynwood, IL approved

The Illinois Department of Transportation has approved design plans for highway overpasses spanning Canadian National Railway tracks in two Illinois locations, at Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) in Lynwood and at Ogden Avenue (U.S. 34) in Aurora. Planners opted for overpasses instead of underpasses because it would save money and take less time. CN must pay for the vast majority of the construction costs.

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New Lincoln Highway mural in Frankfort, IL

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has unveiled its latest Lincoln Highway mural in the village of Frankfort.

Home of barbed wire inventor celebrates 150th anniversary

The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center, along the Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, Illinois, celebrated its 150th anniversary this year. The center is the historical home of Joseph Glidden, inventor of barbed wire.

DeKalb, IL finishing up downtown renovations by summer

Re:New DeKalb said that its renovation projects of downtown DeKalb, Illinois will be finished by summer 2012. It has already completed projects that, among other things, improved the streetscape of the Lincoln Highway through the city.