Welcome to Effingham

Effingham is located in the heart of central Illinois where Interstates 57 and 70, Illinois State Routes 45, 40, and 33, and two rail lines intersect.

Our excellent location, coupled with our fine schools and health care facilities, has made Effingham a prime site for businesses and industry.


Effingham is the 2014 Google Ecity award winner for Illinois

Effingham Awarded As Google's 2014 eCity of Illinois

Now in its second year, the Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state as one of the “digital capitals” of America. The awarded cities are recognized for their innovation in using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. Full Press Release

Business Appreciation Award

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Niemerg's Steakhouse and Brass Rail Lounge

The City of Effingham has named Niemerg’s Steakhouse as the recipient of the City of Effingham’s Business Appreciation Award. “Niemerg’s has earned the right to be called an Effingham Institution,” stated Mayor Jeff Bloemker. “Thank you to Niemerg’s Steakhouse for faithfully serving it up hot in Effingham for 37 years.”


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