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.
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.
The Mexican Independence Festival in Rochelle, Illinois featured a parade along the Lincoln Highway.
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.
The 11th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival takes place this year on August 22–24 in downtown Rochelle, Illinois.
Newspaper articles on the festival:
Plainfield, Illinois will receive a mural representing its history as a gift from the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, just like Elburn.