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
Information On the Need of Block Party Permits
It is the time of year when neighborhoods want to get together. In order to have a block party, you must pick up a permit at City Hall and fill it out. Then turn it back in at least two weeks before the event. The Police Chief, Fire Chief and Street Superintendent will inspect the area requested and make sure the rules are understood and then make a recommendation to the City Council to approve or disapprove.
Frequent Asked Questions About TIF
The City of Lincoln is in the process of trying to establish a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District for Downtown Lincoln. The attached document answers Frequently Asked Questions about TIF districts, how they are formed, and why a TIF is being considered now. A TIF District would provide important long-term funding for public and private improvements in downtown that would not otherwise occur without the establishment of the TIF.
The below Roadway Condition Index was developed by Prairie Engineers at no additional cost to the City under the provisions of their existing City engineering contract. The Index was created for two reasons:
1) To identify streets that will require maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction within the next three to five years; and
2) to provide an objective basis for the development of funding levels required to effectively manage the City's roadway network.
The Roadway Condition Index will form the basis for the Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan currently under consideration by the Lincoln City Council.
Because of a drop in its population under 15,000, the City of Lincoln is required by State law to reduce the number of wards from five to four. The attached map shows the new ward boundaries that will take effect for the 2013 City Council elections.
Below is a copy of the concept plan for a health and fitness site at the location of the former Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on 8th Street. The plan was unveiled and discussed at a public meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2012. If you have comments, suggestions, or questions, email those to Kathy Vinyard at firstname.lastname@example.org
A final concept plan will be presented to the City Council at its workshop meeting on February 28, 2012.