Wednesday morning, United States Congressmen
Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis along with State
Representative Tim Butler made a couple of stops
in Logan County on an Illinois Route 66 tour.
LaHood is a member of the Federal Natural
Resources Committee. Davis represents the
Illinois 13th District in Washington. The two
are working together to get legislation passed
designating Route 66 as a Historic National
Trail as well as the commemoration of the 100th
Anniversary of the commonly called "Mother Road"
Butler is working on similar designations on the
state level. The group stopped at the
Railsplitter Covered Wagon in Lincoln, then
moved on to the Palm Grill in Atlanta before
ending their trip in McLean County.
At the wagon, city aldermen, representatives
from the Logan County Tourism Bureau,
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Route
66 Scenic Byways, the new owner of the Best
Western who also owns the property where the
wagon stands - Dhiren Patel, and both current
and future Mayors - Marty Neitzel and Seth
Goodman were on hand.
Photo by Nila Smith
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fire at Treu Body Works in Lincoln sent one
person to the hospital. There was only one
person inside the building when the fire
erupted. That person was transported by Logan
County Paramedics to Springfield to a burn unit.
Steve Siltman of LCPA said that he could not
comment on the severity of the injuries or the
identity of the victim. Several fire departments
were on the scene including city of Lincoln,
Lincoln Rural Fire, and the Atlanta Fire
evening, Lieutenant Brett Tripplett with the
Lincoln Fire Department said that no official
report had been filed on the fire yet. An
investigation is underway.
LDN will bring
further information concerning this fire as it
Photos by Karen
Hargis & Nila Smith