Illinois 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.
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
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
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 20Loves Park, IL Memorials
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 PlacesCahokia, IL Historic Courthouses