Tazewell County Republicans arrange quite a variety of events including breakfasts, parades, social gatherings and, of course, the annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

We encourage everyone to return to this page to ensure you don't miss any of these events.



  • Monday, February 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    Rededication of Lincoln Markers

    8th Judicial Circuit (1847-1853)

    Tazewell County President's Day Rededication Of Abraham Lincoln Circuit Markers

    • What: Rededication of Tazewell County Abraham Lincoln Markers
    • Where: Inside Tazewell County Courthouse
    • When: February 21st at 10:00am

    2022 marks the 100th Anniversary of the placement by the Lincoln Circuit Marking Association (under the auspices of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Illinois and led by Lottie Jones of Danville) of Courthouse Markers and County Line  Markers throughout Central Illinois. These Courthouse Markers and County Line Markers highlight the location of the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit between 1847 and 1859, when this route was transverse by a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln.

    For this Rededication Of Tazewell County Abraham Lincoln Markers event, a wreath will be placed at the Courthouse Marker by the speakers gathered. In advance of the event, the Mayors of Washington and Delavan will place a wreath at their respective County Line Markers.

    Rededication Event Speakers:

    • 10th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Katherine Gorman
    • Tazewell County Presiding Judge Paul Gilfillan
    • Tazewell County State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz
    • Tazewell County Circuit Clerk Lincoln Hobson
    • Tazewell County Clerk John C. Ackerman
    • Mayor of Washington Gary Manier
    •  Mayor of Delavan Elizabeth Skinner.

    Keynote Address will be from renowned Abraham Lincoln Scholar and author of the book "Looking For Lincoln In Illinois: A Guide To Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit" Guy Fraker.

    This Rededication Event will be FREE and open to the public. Children are strongly encouraged to attend. Media coverage of this event is welcome and appreciated.

    The 19 County Line Markers act as guidepost to the route traveled by Abraham Lincoln between 1847 - 1859 across the vast Eighth Judicial Circuit. Uniquely made of pressed concrete with a bronze plaque, they were designed by Edgar Martin of the Illinois State Department of Public Works and Buildings at an original total cost of $2,887. Only 14 County-line Markers remain today. The 17 Courthouse Markers were placed at the Courthouses of the Eighth Judicial Circuit 1847 - 1859. Constructed of New Hampshire Greens Landing granite 5 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 4 inches and 12 inches thick, they were designed by Henry Bacon, the architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, at an original total cost $4,950. All 17 Courthouse Markers
    still survive today.

    In Tazewell County, we are blessed to have the Courthouse Marker at the entrance of the Tazewell County Courthouse and two County Line Markers;

    • Tazewell/Woodford on Washington Blacktop outside Washington
    • Tazewell/Logan on Delavan Road outside Delavan.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 07:00 AM

    General Primary Election

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  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    To Be Determined in Tremont, IL

    2022 Convention

    Per the Illinois Statutes, every Republican County Central Committee is to hold a convention 29 days after the General Primary Election in even numbered years.

    For 2022, that requirement falls on July 27, 2022.

    The time-of-day and location will be established by Chairman Jim Rule.

    Entry to the convention requires a Certificate of Election as a Precinct Committeeperson of the Republican Party issued by Tazewell County Clerk John C. Ackerman following the June 28, 2022 General Primary Election.


    1. Call to order
    2. Invocation
    3. Pledge of Allegiance
    4. Election of Temporary Secretary
    5. Election of Temporary Chair
    6. Nominations for Chariman
    7. Select Tellers
    8. Voting
    9. Chairman assumes the Office
    10. Voting for State Central Committee Members
    11. Adjourn



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