Articles featuring Illinois history
Where in Illinois to See the Smithsonian’s “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” Exhibit
The “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” exhibit looks at rural America’s cultural impact on the United States’ identity,...
Agriculture Part of Illinois Bicentennial Ornament
Christmas decoration marking the state's 200th birthday the latest in a series designed by a Peoria County Farm...
Celebrating the Bicentennial: Milestones in Illinois History
Check out some important milestones in Illinois history while celebrating the state's bicentennial this year.
Illinois Celebrates 200 Years in the Making
Illinois bicentennial includes parties, projects and more all year long.
Virtual Museum Will Tell “Story of Illinois”
A special exhibit tells the Story of Illinois with more than 13.5 million objects.
Ag Innovators Such as McCormick and John Deere are Part of Illinois History (VIDEO)
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.