Welcome to Lincoln, Illinois. A picturesque community steeped in history and focused on the future. We welcome you to virtually tour our vibrant community and learn more about our rich history and the opportunities for business, recreation, and quality living which our residents and visitors have grown to love.
Lincoln is centrally located in Illinois along the famed Route 66 offering convenient travel time to major American urban centers. A short drive to Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, Decatur, and midway between Chicago and St. Louis.
Lincoln offers small town charm and scenic farmland as well as the business and entertainment benefits afforded by its proximity to larger cities. Lincoln is also the only city in the world named for and christened by President Abraham Lincoln and is home to a number of historic sites and events associated with the presidential namesake including the Lincoln College Museum and the Postville Courthouse.
In addition Lincoln boasts quality schooling and affordable real estate and is home to three colleges: Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College.
Whether visiting for the day or staying for a lifetime come see all that Lincoln has to offer!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:32
Downtown Lincoln Study and Plans
Through a grant received from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the City of Lincoln has completed a comprehensive study of its downtown. The results of the study can be found in two primary documents: the Downtown Redevelopment Plan and the Downtown Revitalization Plan.
The Downtown Redevelopment Plan was created to establish a vision and core strategies for the revitalization of downtown. The Plan assesses current conditions and then lays out strategies and goals for land use, economic development, infrastructure, and implementation. The Redevelopment Plan is intended to be used as a guide for future public and private investment in downtown.
The Downtown Revitalization Plan is a comprehensive planning document with specific recommendations on redeveloping Downtown Lincoln into a compelling place to live, work, shop, and play. This Plan provides details for implementation of the shorter-term goals found in the Redevelopment Plan.
Questions? Please contact the City of Lincoln Streets and Alleys Dept., 217-732-4655
Information on Get Covered Illinois
The open enrollment period for Get Covered Illinois, the health insurance marketplace in Illinois began, October 1. In an effort to answer inquiries that people might have, the Governor’s Office shared the following information on Get Covered Illinois:
In-Person Counselor (IPC) sub-grantees will be providing advice as well as outreach and education to consumers signing up for health care coverage on the Marketplace or on Medicaid.
Each IPC helping to facilitate an individual’s enrollment in either program has been or will soon be trained at both the federal and State level as is required by State law. In addition to In-Person Counselors, Illinois consumers may be helped with enrollment by Navigators and Certified Application Counselors; these three groups make up the Illinois Assister Program. Further information on this Program and the different assisters can be found here
With open enrollment officially under way, there may be questions in the coming days and weeks on the Marketplace and on Medicaid.
Below are links to three documents that may help answer those questions:
As most of you are already aware, construction on the Pulaski St project is scheduled to begin the first week on October. Stark Excavating Inc. has been awarded the contract for the improvements on Pulaski from Hamilton St. to Ladue St. and we are extremely excited to get started on this much anticipated project for the City of Lincoln and the residents of Lincoln.
Stage 1 of construction will begin Monday September 30th 2013. Our efforts will be concentrated from Hamilton St. to Sherman St. on the south half of the road (the IGA side). We will begin by removing sidewalks, driveways, and pavement, then installing new sanitary and storm sewers, continuing with grading for the new road, and finishing with pouring back the concrete pavement, sidewalks, and driveways. This block of construction will be staged so that there is always one way traffic from Sherman St. to Hamilton St. with access to local businesses being maintained at all times. We anticipate that stage 1 of construction will take between 5 and 6 weeks to complete depending on the weather and any unforeseen issues that may arise during construction.
Stage 2 of construction will be weather dependent to get completed this year, if the weather forecast looks favorable for construction activities we will proceed once stage 1 is complete, if the weather forecast looks unfavorable for construction activity we will hold off until spring 2014 to start. Stage 2 will be from Hamilton St. to Sherman St. on the north half of the road. Look for an update on the schedule of this work towards the later part of October.
Construction from Sherman to Ladue will not happen until the spring of 2014 as soon as the weather permits us to get started.
We ask that you please use caution while traveling through the construction zone to keep yourselves and the workers safe. We plan to do everything in our power to minimize the inconveniences to the public and businesses in the area.
We look forward to a successful project for all those involved and impacted. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.