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Governor Quinn Announces U of I’s Lincoln Hall Earns Nation’s Highest Green Building Designation
Illinois Government News Network, December 28, 2013
Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state-funded rehabilitation project at the University of Illinois’ Lincoln Hall has allowed the building to achieve LEED Platinum status, the nation’s highest “green building” designation. This designation is particularly difficult to achieve with projects on historic buildings like Lincoln Hall, and it is only the second historic building in the state of Illinois to be certified LEED Platinum.

Lincoln Hall Wins PACA Institutional Heritage Award
The News-Gazette, April 28, 2013
Champaign County’s Preservation and Conservation Association presented this prestigious award to Lincoln Hall at a ceremony on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Lincoln Hall Rededicated (Video)
WCIA, February 13, 2013
People on the University of Illinois campus are excited about a renovation project that’s years in the making. Lincoln Hall was rededicated Tuesday, exactly 100 years after its first dedication.

Quinn Rededicates U of I’s Lincoln Hall (Video)
WICS, February 13, 2013
It’s been closed since fall 2010, but after nearly two years of work, Lincoln Hall on U of I’s campus was finally re-opened last fall. The renovation was part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now project. Tuesday, Quinn rededicated the hall, praising the capital construction project that has created more than 900 jobs.

University Honors 16th President’s Birthday by Rededicating Lincoln Hall
The Daily Illini, February 13, 2013
The University rededicated Lincoln Hall on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Tuesday, exactly 100 years after the building’s original dedication.

Lincoln Hall Rededicated on Its Centennial / Photo Gallery
The News-Gazette, February 12, 2013
On its 100th anniversary, and the birthday of its namesake, a newly renovated Lincoln Hall was rededicated Tuesday and celebrated as the heart of the University of Illinois’ flagship campus.

Governor Quinn Rededicates Historic Lincoln Hall at University of Illinois, February 12, 2013
Governor Pat Quinn today joined University of Illinois leaders to rededicate historic Lincoln Hall following a long-planned $64 million renovation that modernized the building while preserving its past and creating hundreds of jobs, said the governor’s office in a press release.


Alumni Visit Renovated Lincoln Hall during Open House
The Daily Illini, October 29, 2012
Although classes have been taking place inside Lincoln Hall since August, alumni visiting for Homecoming Weekend were able to see the building’s renovations for the first time at an open house Saturday.

Lincoln Hall Back Open for Classes (Video)
WCIA, August 28, 2012
It was the first day of classes at the University of Illinois; also, the first day inside the newly-renovated Lincoln Hall.

Lincoln Hall Re-Opens After 4 Years of Work (Audio)
Illinois Public Media News, August 21, 2012
The scaffolding is down, the restorations nearly complete, and Lincoln Hall is just about ready for students—aside from a few finishing touches, such as Mr. Lincoln himself. And his lucky nose.

Lincoln Hall Renovations (Video)
WICD, July 18, 2012
It’s been closed since 2010, but Lincoln Hall is ready to open back up again.

Enter the “Wow” Factor at Lincoln Hall / Photo Gallery
The News-Gazette, June 16, 2012
The scaffolding is down, the restorations nearly complete, and Lincoln Hall is just about ready for students—aside from a few finishing touches, such as Mr. Lincoln himself. And his lucky nose.

Lincoln Hall Part of U of I Construction Season
Illinois Public Media News, June 15, 2012
The University of Illinois’s Urbana campus is humming with construction projects this summer. And, one major campus project is just about done. That is Lincoln Hall on the campus Quad.

Lincoln Hall Renovation to Come to a Close Next Semester
The Daily Illini, May 4, 2012
After years of construction, 101-year-old Lincoln Hall is nearing completion and will be open for classes in the fall.

Lincoln Hall Takes Time Capsule Suggestions
The Daily Illini, March 14, 2012
An iCard, a stuffed squirrel and a dried ear of corn from the Morrow Plots are some of the ideas submitted by alumni, students and faculty on what symbolic items should be placed in the Lincoln Hall time capsule, which will be installed at the Lincoln Hall Open House during Homecoming 2012.

Craftsmen Taking Pains to Restore UI’s Lincoln Hall, Add Modern Amenities / Photo Gallery
The News-Gazette, January 1, 2012
Architects reviewing blueprints of historic Lincoln Hall made a surprising discovery as they prepared for its current top-to-bottom renovation. Inside the venerated theater, the drawings showed a sketch of a large plaster medallion, depicting four women, on the wall just to the left of the stage.


The Mystery of the Vanishing Abe
The News-Gazette, April 15, 2011
Who stole Abe Lincoln? His statue, that is.

U of I Abraham Lincoln Bust Theft Possibly Solved (Audio)
Illinois Public Media News, April 14, 2011
Mailings to the University of Illinois shed new light on what may have occurred when a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln went missing more than 30 years ago.


Contract Bid Awarded, Lincoln Hall Renovation to Begin This Month (Audio)
Illinois Public Media News, March 2, 2010
The bid has been awarded, and the long-awaited transformation of one of the University of Illinois’ most-used buildings should be underway by the end of the month.


Quinn Says Funding on the Way for Lincoln Hall
The News-Gazette, December 3, 2009
For the second time in the last five weeks, there was a celebration at the University of Illinois over the coming restoration of Lincoln Hall.

Lincoln Hall to Get Green with Renovations (Article and Video)
The Daily Illini, October 26, 2009
Plans for the restoration of Lincoln Hall included a green future and an emphasis on academics.

Office Move-Out Signals Optimism About Lincoln Hall Renovation (Audio)
Illinois Public Media News, June 9, 2009
There are new signs that the University of Illinois' Lincoln Hall is going to get its long-awaited renovation soon.


U of I Lincoln Hall to Get Major Upgrade
Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2006
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will get $3 million in state funds to plan and design a major upgrade to Lincoln Hall, where most students have at least one class during their time at the university.