This year we're celebrating Illinois' bicentennial. Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818.
Visit Illinois 200 to see how the state is honoring its birthday, find out how to get involved, and learn about Illinois' past.
Look for upcoming Illinois 200 programs we're hosting at the library and discover more Illinois history in the Genealogy & Local History Room. We have shelves of Illinois history books dating back to the 1800s.