Happy Anniversary, Illinois! Today (December 3rd) marks the 200th year since Illinois was incorporated into statehood.
An Iroquois County school class extended its happy B-day best to the state. The 4th grade class of Mrs. Jody Munsterman at Crescent City Grade School visited the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka Friday learning about the Bicentennial. The class sang Happy Birthday to celebrate the day !
The nation's sixth-most populous state was given statehood in 1818, making it the country's 25th state. At the time the state's capital was Kaskaskia before moving to Vandalia and finally settling in Springfield in 1837. Festivities are planned for this evening in Chicago.