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Celebrating the Bicentennial: Milestones in Illinois History

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This year marks the 200-year anniversary of Illinois. Check out some milestone moments in the state’s history:

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1673: French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet arrive in Illinois.

1818: Illinois becomes the 21st state in the U.S., with Kaskaskia chosen as the capital.

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  1. goshenroad says:

    ok your facts need more thinking also every dept need to take a look at
    how and when eastern colony people moved to westward after lewis & clark expedition in 1804-06 from ILLINOIS

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