Articles featuring Illinois history
Destination Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad Sites
Illinois' Underground Railroad sites highlight hidden history.
Presidential Ride on the Lincoln Train Project
The Lincoln Train Project pays tribute to one of America's greatest presidents through a recreation of the 1865...
Chicago: What’s In a Name?
Learn more about Chicago's nickname as "the windy city."
University of Illinois Extension Celebrates a Century of Service
The University of Illinois Extension service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Eli Bridge Co. Rides High Thanks to Wheels of Fortune
Eli Bridge Co. in Jacksonville, Illinois, has been manufacturing carnival rides such as the Scrambler and the Big...
Looking For Lincoln Off the Beaten Path
Dig deep into presidential history at attractions throughout the state that highlight the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Tour Barns Aplenty in Macomb
Nothing says Americana like a worn and weathered barn, and nearly 30 historic barns stand as living testimonies...
Dutch Windmill, Cultural Center Celebrate Heritage in Fulton, Illinois
Learn about Fulton's history at de Immigrant Windmill and Cultural Center in the Northwestern Illinois town.
Rudolph the Chicago Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois' own city of Chicago in 1939.
Birthplace of Memorial Day
Carbondale’s claim-to-fame is being the birthplace of Memorial Day, the first of which was observed on April 29,...