Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial: Chicago in 1818

Illinois bicentennial state map 1818

The Illinois Bicentennial is coming up on December 3rd. We became the 21st state to enter the Union on that date in 1818. So take that, Alabama, you 23rd-place dogs! <shakes fist at some random Crimson Tide fans> Ahem. My apologies. Don’t know what came over me. Illinois Bicentennial celebrations stretch across the state from Winthrop Harbor […]