Log cabin near Lincoln Highway closer to landmark status

Members of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission have voted to recommend landmark status for a cabin in New Lenox, Illinois, built in 1829. It is located about a half-mile southwest of the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Cedar Road.

Man walks across country to promote self-awareness

Ted Butler is walking from Santa Monica, California to the World Trade Center site in New York City to "try and get people more aware of the stimulus that affects us and the decisions we make." His journey took him through DeKalb, Illinois along the Lincoln Highway.

Plainfield, Illinois brings history alive in cemetery walk

The Plainfield Historical Society held a cemetery walk to celebrate the town’s history. One of the performances along the walk told the story of the Lincoln-Way Barber Shop, one of many businesses to incorporate "Lincoln" into their names to try to influence officials deciding on the Lincoln Highway’s route.

Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival takes place in Rochelle, Illinois

The 11th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival takes place this year on August 22–24 in downtown Rochelle, Illinois.

Newspaper articles on the festival:

Park Forest, Illinois Historical Society features the Lincoln Highway

The Park Forest Historical Society [in Park Forest, Illinois] will hold kickoff its 2008-2009 program season with a program on the history of the Lincoln Highway.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. in the Village Board Meeting Room of the Park Forest Village Hall, located in Downtown Park Forest at 350 Victory Drive….

Cynthia Ogorek’s new book, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago, published by Arcadia in March, will be featured in an "armchair tour" of the Highway from "The Ideal Section" in Schererville and Dyer, IN, to Geneva on the Fox River in Illinois.

Frankfort, IL plans improvements to Route 30

Frankfort officials paved the way for more improvements along Lincoln Highway….

The $1.5 million construction project will include left turn lanes at two major intersections with Route 30 – Locust Street and 80th Avenue – with some widening and striping at all four legs of the intersections.