A Sangamon County Kids Bicentennial Campaign

To celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial, Sangamon County school kids are encouraged to donate pennies to purchase a historic Abraham Lincoln artifact that contains the certification of his "good moral character" and permitted him to begin his law career in Springfield.

The campaign, “Illinois Proud Penny Drive,” is a two-week drive beginning in Sangamon County schools on April 16, 2018. The campaign goal is to raise $15,000 by April 27, 2018.

Community residents or businesses wishing to donate to the kid’s campaign can make checks payable to the “Illinois Proud Penny Drive” at Bank of Springfield locations.