Recently, the City Council updated its Rules of Order in order to standardize the decorum and practices used when addressing City of Lincoln Boards and Commission.  Many of these rules were already practiced but never adopted by the Council in a vote.  These rules are, in no way, an attempt to keep the public from engaging in public comment, but rather an attempt to allow more voices to be heard.  These adopted rules can be found by accessing the link below.

City of Lincoln - Rules of Order

During their regular meeting on Monday, September 21st, the Lincoln City Council selected Ms. Martha (Marty) A. Neitzel to serve as Mayor of the City of Lincoln.  Ms. Neitzel will serve out the balance of the term of former Mayor Keith Snyder which ends April 30, 2017.


Ms. Neitzel, a lifelong resident of Lincoln, has served on the Lincoln City Council as alderman since November 2002.  During her time on the council, Ms. Neitzel has been appointed Mayor Pro Temp and served as temporary chairman after the resignation of Mayor Snyder earlier this year.


“It has been my life’s passion to contribute in some way towards the positive growth of Lincoln, Illinois,” said Ms. Neitzel.  “As your newly appointed mayor, I will be committed to working with all residents in every neighborhood, listening to your individual ideas and concerns.”


Ms. Neitzel graduated from Lincoln Community High School and later worked as a bookkeeping accountant and claims adjuster for Economy Insurance Company.  Prior to her retirement in 1999, Ms. Neitzel was named “Illinois Woman Adjuster of the Year.”


Ms. Neitzel’s appointment is effective immediately and will begin meeting with establishing City Hall office hours in the near future.

watermelonThe City of Lincoln would like to thank Ace Hardware for donating the red geraniums and the Lincoln United Methodist Church Youth Mission Team for planting the geraniums and placing the mulch around the watermelon statue at the Depot.  It looks great!  We really appreciate their efforts to beautify our community and make a great first impression for our visitors.  Stay tuned for the next steps, repainting the watermelon and the Looking for Lincoln sign!

The City of Lincoln is now a Certified Local Government through the National Park Service.  Local, State, and Federal governments work together in the National Park Service Federal Preservation Program to help communities save the irreplaceable historic character of places.  Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation. This commitment is key to America’s ability to preserve, protect, and increase awareness of  our unique cultural heritage found in the built environment across the country.


Community certification opens doors to funding, technical assistance, and other preservation successes.


Certified Local Government Community Details

The City of Lincoln is pleased to announce it has redesigned its municipal website and will be transitioning to a new domain name. 


The new website ( incorporates a simple, straightforward approach that is adaptable to mobile devices such as a smart phone or a tablet. There are several new features including a new search tool that makes it easier to find the information a website visitor may be looking for right at the top of the page. There is a new, streamlined menu structure that breaks down the city into the areas where you can find information including an "I want to..." link. The menu also hovers at the top while you scroll down making it easy to switch to another page.


Information is available on the following sites:
Logan County Current Statistics

Memorial Health System  - Includes daily statistics for MHS and a COVID-19 Risk Screening

Local Business Resources
Logan County Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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