Articles featuring Illinois history
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.
City of the Sun at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site honors ancient farming civilization.
New National Park in Talks for Illinois
The National Park Service is considering adding the New Philadelphia historic site to the parks system.
New Philadelphia Association Preserves the Past
The nonprofit New Philadelphia Association continues its work to preserve, protect and interpret the site.