Governor Rauner and designer Ben Olson unveil the Illinois Bicentenniallogo at the first meeting of the Commission in Springfield
Members of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission at their inaugural meetingon January 12, 2017 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield
Cubs win the 2016 World Series and the ensuing celebration is one of the largest gatherings in world history
In 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition opened in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere
From Abe to Obama, Illinois leaders have influenced the world
The Bud Billiken Parade provides underprivileged children with the chance to be in the limelight and funds scholarships for the advancement of education in the African American community
The State Historical Library, now called the Abraham Lincoln PresidentialLibrary and Museum, was established by the legislature in 1889
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:
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