The Illinois State Capitol is known as the people's building. The...
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The Illinois Supreme Court chambers as they looked when the court was...
The beginning of fall in Illinois marks an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs and vines. This month Bill Veeck strings bittersweet from the top of the Wrigley Field wall to the bottom and plants ivy at the base of the wall, establishing the iconic ivy
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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.
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2016 Illinois State Historical Society annual tour, "From Immigrant to Elite," a moveable feast of sites and sounds and edible wonders in Chicago. We did it all in one day! Take a look at the photo gallery within to see all the excitement that happened and the places we visited.
Just think, less than a year till the next one!
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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Edgar County
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World War II Days
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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Brown County
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