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Illinois State MapIllinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. As the "most average state", Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

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Coronado Theatre

The Coronado Theatre is a fantastically ornate movie palace and Vaudeville hall built in 1927 and restored in 2000. The Coronado hosted legends of show business, the Marx Brothers and Milton Berle. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Coronado showed its first "talkie,"

Rockford, IL Historic Theatres

Momence Historical House

Recreates the period of history from 1870 to 1900 with period furhishings.

Kankakee, IL Historic Homes

Plano Depot

The Plano Depot was built in Chicago, Illinois and hauled to Plano on flatcars in the 1850's. It was built by the C.B. & Q Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) in the Gothic Style architecture. The depot was used until 1914 or 1915

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Lovejoy Memorial

The Lovejoy State Memorial of granite and bronze commemorates abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was killed by a mob while defending his printing press at Alton on November 7, 1837. Lovejoy'

Alton, IL Memorials

Mayslake Peabody Estate

Tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, formerly owned by coal baron F.S. Peabody. Witness restoration in progress at this nationally registered

Oak Brook, IL Historic Homes

Hume-Carnegie Museum

The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.

Mendota, IL Museums

Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial

Just north of city hall stands the Field Of Honor Veterans memorial consisting of five vertical limestone columns and eight bronze statues before a series of 40 American flags. Conceived by Arthur Anderson as a memorial to honor veterans who served in the five wars of the 20

Loves Park, IL Memorials

Niabi Zoo

Home to over 1000 animals representing more than 160 species, Niabi Zoo offers an exciting and educational experience. There are new exhibits, new babies and many other exciting things happening at Niabi Zoo. Come to the "Discovery Station"

Coal Valley, IL Zoos


Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site

This courthouse is an authentic remnant of the French settlement of Illinois and an excellent example of their "post-on-sill" foundation style of construction. Originally constructed as a dwelling in 1737. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Cahokia, IL Historic Courthouses

Metamora Courthouse

Built in 1845, this building served as the center of county government until the county seat was moved to Eureka in 1896. It is one of the two surviving courthouses on the historic 8th Judicial Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln.

Metamora, IL Historic Courthouses