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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Illinois

The history of Illinois may be defined by several broad historical periods, namely, the pre-Columbian period, the era of European exploration and colonization, its development as part of the American frontier, and finally, its growth into one of the most populous and economically powerful states of the United States.

www.history.com/topics/us-states/illinois

Find out more about the history of Illinois, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

www.huffingtonpost.com/madison-bondi/25-fun-facts-about-illino_b_5076872.html

Apr 3, 2014 ... What do I love most about Illinois? It's rich history. So many world-changing events have happened in our state, and I don't think many people realize it! We did some research and put together 25 fun facts about Illinois' history and culture. Are we missing any good ones? Share them with us in the comments ...

www.ducksters.com/geography/us_states/illinois_history.php

Kids learn about the history and timeline of the state of Illinois including early explorers, Native Americans, settlers, Black Hawk War, Civil War, and the Chicago Fire.

www.britannica.com/place/Illinois-state

Jan 4, 2018 ... Illinois, constituent state of the United States of America. It stretches southward 385 miles (620 km) from the Wisconsin border in the north to Cairo in the south. In addition to Wisconsin, the state borders Lake Michigan to the northeast, Indiana to the east, Kentucky to the southeast, Missouri to the west, and ...

www2.illinois.gov/about

https://www2.illinois.gov/about/state-information/CMS/state-seal-song-symbols. Information on State Seal, Song, and Symbols. GP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c -4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|# 21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9. Find out about the history of the State  ...

www.illinoiscourts.gov/kids/IL_Hist/default.asp

Illinois History. See Illinois' Symbols. Early Illinois History. Map of early villages in Illinois Before Illinois became a State, it was known as the Illinois Territory. In early 1818, the General Assembly of the Illinois Territory sent a petition to the United States Congress asking to be admitted into the Union. Part of the process for ...

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Illinois_History

Nov 13, 2017 ... Introduction. Effective family history research requires some understanding of the historical events that affected your family and the records about them. Learning about wars, governments, laws, migrations, and religious trends can help you understand political boundaries, family movements, and settlement ...

www.enjoyillinois.com/history

Discover the history, stories and people of Illinois. Visit historic communities, meet American presidents and tour a prehistoric city.