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.
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.
The latest in a series of murals sponsored by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has been installed in Sauk Village.
- Sauk Village erects historical mural, David P. Funk, The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Ind.), March 1, 2012
- Sauk Village IL gets new Lincoln Highway mural, Brian Butko, Lincoln Highway News, March 2, 2012
- Sauk Village mural added to series along Lincoln Highway, Southtown Star (Tinley Park, Ill.), March 3, 2012
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.
- Appeal filed in Pure Oil station demolition case, Susan Sarkauskas, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.), March 14, 2012
- Geneva preservation panel rejects plan to demolish old gas station, Linda Girardi, The Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.), February 23, 2012
- To the Mayor and the City Council of Geneva, Illinois: Save the Historic Pure Oil Building, Save Pure Oil, hosted by Change.org
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.
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.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has unveiled its latest Lincoln Highway mural in the village of Frankfort.
- Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition completes mural in Frankfort, Scott Bort, TribLocal (Tinley Park, Ill.), December 14, 2011
- Frankfort mural latest salute to Lincoln Highway history, Susan DeMar Lafferty, Southtown Star (Tinley Park, Ill.), December 15, 2011
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.
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.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s traveling exhibit on the Lincoln Highway is currently in the Village Hall in Oswego, Illinois until the end of December.