Articles featuring Illinois history
Ag Innovators Such as McCormick and John Deere are Part of Illinois History
The state's history sparkles with agricultural legends including John Deere and the creator of the McCormick reaper.
Lorraine Theatre is One for the Ages
Hoopeston's Lorraine Theatre holds history for the community.
Illinois Landmarks Added to National Register of Historic Places
Twenty-five properties across Illinois were recently added to the National Registry of Historic Places.
The History Behind Rural Education in Illinois
Rural education's roots run deep in Illinois, thanks to preserved schoolhouses like North Grove School in Sycamore.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago’s Water System
Read how Chicago's water system has grown with the population to keep water clean for various uses.
Less Means More in Minimalist Farnsworth House
Minimalist house maximizes nature – and inspires generations.
Fighting Flooding at Farnsworth
Farnsworth House fights ongoing battle with flooding in 1996.
Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Co. Nails It
Nearly 150-year manufacturer defines striking tool market.
Revisiting the Past at Northwest Territory Historic Center
Museum revisits the past in northwestern Illinois.
An Illinois Christmas
Order a copy of "Christmas in Illinois," a nostalgic collection of memoirs about the holiday season.