Articles featuring Illinois history
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.
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.