Articles featuring Illinois history
Rudolph the Chicago Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois' own city of Chicago in 1939.
Birthplace of Memorial Day
Carbondale’s claim-to-fame is being the birthplace of Memorial Day, the first of which was observed on April 29,...
Living History Weekends at Fort Massac State Park
Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis honors the Massac Marines with a re-enactment of the history and traditions...
Elgin, Illinois: History, Entertainment and More
Located in Kane County about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin sits along the picturesque Fox River and...
Elkhart Hill: Little Town on the Prairie
No one knows what caused a glacier to stop in the heart of Illinois thousands of years ago,...
Travel Illinois: Galena
Galena proudly claims the home of President Grant, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, historical attractions galore and a thriving arts scene.
Storing History at Hawes Grain Elevator Museum in Atlanta
Located just a block off historic Route 66, the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum teaches visitors about agriculture,...
Video: McLean County Museum of History
Go back in time at the McLean County Museum of History in Illinois.
Fun Facts About Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
History and information on two of the state’s major waterways, the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
Travel Illinois: Arthur and Arcola
Savor life at a slower pace in Illinois Amish Country.