City Accomplishments 


  • Ranked Number 1 in the State of Illinois for Healthiest Housing Market by SmartAsset


  • Ranked the 12th Safest City to Live In in Illinois, and was the only Metro-East city listed in the top 50.Enjoy Illinois
  • Columbia’s POP-UP SHOP Columbia, Illinois was awarded "Best Branding Initiative" from the Illinois office of Tourism for our work in re-branding the historic one-room Shoemaker Schoolhouse from a welcome center to a pop-up shop. The initiative helps makers and retail entrepreneurs make their dreams of owning a long term, sustainable business come true!