From its unique Apple and Pork Festival to the life-size statue of Abraham Lincoln standing in Mr. Lincoln's Square, Clinton is a classic Midwestern small town. Its hometown friendliness stands out in the warm way visitors are greeted - and more than a million visitors come to town annually, drawn to the community by Clinton Lake State Recreation Area and Weldon Springs State Recreation Area, Barn Quilts of DeWitt County, antiquing, shopping, the town's history and heritage, festivals and unique dining opportunities.
Clinton is a great place to live and raise a family. Homes range through every style and price, from grand old mansions to the cozy vintage bungalows. Splendid executive and mid-size single family homes, well maintained apartments, a mid-rise retirement center for seniors and The Villas, a first class assisted living facility are also among the quality housing options.
A variety of retail and service shops rim Mr. Lincoln's Square including specialty shops and antique stores and many more stores and restaurants line Van Buren Street, a few blocks south of the square. These merchants are open year-round and include a major discount department store, craft malls and a large antique mall. In addition to several national fast food chains, Clinton also offers unique dining experiences including a 50's garage style diner, Victorian elegance tea room, traditional family dining, lakeside dining and more.
An excellent public school system serves the community, with neighborhood school buildings often within easy walking distance of home. The Jr. High School was constructed in 2004. An impressive high school facility and sports complex is located near Van Buren Street shopping. Richland Community College, with its campus in nearby Decatur, has an extension in Clinton. Several exceptional colleges and universities are as near Decatur, Bloomington/Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, and Champaign/Urbana.
Numerous Churches representing most major denominations dot Clinton's neighborhoods.
Warner Hospital & Health Services, located at 422 West White Street, assures residents of quick, professional medical care when required. Our Mission Statement "...committed to personal, compassionate care for you, our friends, and neighbors." The hospital currently has more than 150 employees, making it one of the major employers in DeWitt County.
A mayor/council form of government, with professional city staff, effectively serves the community and encourages economic development and new home construction.
For more information on the City of Clinton, visit the City Website, or contact the Chamber at 217-935-3364 / 866-4-DeWitt!
Come see Clinton and its recreational wonders and you may want to stay.