IT’S OUR 200TH BIRTHDAY
AND WE ARE #IllinoisProud

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200 years ago, on December 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the Union. Now is the perfect time to pay tribute to the amazing people, places, and things that are being BORN, BUILT & GROWN in Illinois every single day.

Upcoming Events

Governor’s Hometown Awards

March 01, 2018 - August 01, 2018
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History of Monee from 1818 to the present & Bicentennial Photo Contest

May 10, 2018 - September 09, 2018
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Theatre in the Park 2018 Historic Season

May 18, 2018 - September 28, 2018
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#ILLINOISPROUD

The Illinois Bicentennial will celebrate all that is great in Illinois: our history, our people, and our communities.
It is a Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity, and you are invited to join the celebration!

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A statewide multimedia campaign will celebrate Illinois' influence on the world through music, sports, agriculture, literature, commerce, history, technology and innovation, transportation, and art and architecture.

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