Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

And We Are #IllinoisProud

Illinois Bicentennial will celebrate all that is great in Illinois: our history, our people, and our communities.

To commemorate our state’s 200th birthday, a yearlong celebration will take place between December 3, 2017 through December 3, 2018.

There are three pillars of Illinois Bicentennial:

  1. CELEBRATE: We will fly the Illinois Bicentennial flag throughout the state
  2. INSPIRE: We will inspire Illinoisans to be #IllinoisProud
  3. INVEST IN THE NEXT 200 YEARS:  We will leave a lasting legacy

Illinois Bicentennial is a Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity, and  you are invited to join the celebration!


Executive Order To Establish The Illinois Bicentennial Commission and The Office of The Illinois Bicentennial


Stuart Layne, Executive Director - Governor's Office of the Illinois Bicentennial