National Illinois Day - December 7
Thu Dec 7th

National Illinois Day

We recognize each state in the order they entered the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We feature a small part of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover, we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.

Illinois' distinct political, industrial, agricultural, and population densities make an intriguing comparison to other states as the 21st state to join the United States, providing an interesting comparison to other states.

The thick soil made it difficult to sow when farmers first started to settle on the Illinois prairie. With the development of the steel plow that cut sod more effectively than previous tools, a Vermont blacksmith made the job simpler. Before John Deere plow was born, John Deere plow was born.

As settlers migrated throughout the state, farmers in the rich prairies grew with railroads and shipping lines as settlers spread throughout the state. Chicago's proximity to Lake Michigan has made it a major hub for transportation of goods around the country.

With the introduction of the combustion engine, more reliable public highways became a national goal. Route 66 in Chicago will be the iconic ribbon from Chicago to Los Angeles. Officially established in 1926, portions of the route were built from already existing roads.

Illinois completed the first leg of Route 66 during an era when Prohibition was in full swing. A paved road gave illicit transportation of spirits a bootleg up and the state a reputation that has long been legendary in this period.

Although Ronald Reagan was Illinois' only president born in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama all called Illinois home. Although Ronald Reagan was the only president born in Illinois, Illinois' only president, Joseph Reagan, Robert Reagan, and Barack Obama all called Illinois home.

We will explore Frank Lloyd Wright's designs or the wonders of nature while traveling around the state. Urban and outdoor enjoyment in Oak Park, Starved Rock State Park, and Horseshoe Mound are among the architectural tours on display. From tours of his architecture in Oak Park to Starved Rock State Park and Horseshoe Mound, Illinois offers urban and outdoor recreation.