Newsletter · Volume 21: Illinois reports that the city of Lynwood, IL voted to contribute funds for the construction of an interpretative gazebo on the Lincoln Highway. This is part of a project by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition for 20 such gazebos across IL on the LW:

Check out Jim Frazier‘s Photography blog on the LH in IL:

IL’s RoadDog reports:

Ground was broken this past Saturday in New Lenox for the new $225 million Lincoln-Way West High School. Upon completion, it will serve 2,500 students and have three wings. It will join three other Lincoln-Way high schools: North, Central, and East. One of these has a LH concrete marker, but I don’t know which one.

Matteson, IL’s mayor vetoes a new Walgreens on the Lincoln Highway as “a real negative impact on the quality of life in the area”:,061BIZ3.article

Local watering holes and live music on the Lincoln Highway in DeKalb:

Saving the house where Lincoln slept in Sterling, IL:

More articles about the murals in DeKalb from the Northern Star:
and from

A nice article about downtown Geneva from

Fulton, IL folk art – willow chairs:

From – Take a trip around Illinois with Abraham Lincoln:

sends this report on DeKalb’s Cornfest:

One of the major Lincoln Highway celebrations in Illinois will be held in a different location next year because of planned roadwork. For the last 29 years, it has been held right on Main Street which is the LH. It is blocked off between 4th and 1st streets.

Close to 100,000 people attend to eat, eat lots of sweet corn (free for awhile on Saturday) and listen to some great music.

Possible alternate locations are Dekalb’s Taylor Airport or NIU’s Convocation Center. It is not clear whether it will move back in 2009. I definitely hope it returns. Nothing like eating corn and listening to music RIGHT on the old LH and not getting run over by an auto.

The 30th Cornfest is set for Aug. 24-26. Country band Sawyer Brown and Idol finalist Becky Covington are scheduled to appear already, along with local favorite groups.

From the Rockford Register Star – Read about the IL Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway’s ambitious mural project at:
plus their history article at:

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