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Illinois commemorates its Bicentennial in December 2018.

Starting December 2017 and every week through until the Bicentennial, Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association member newspapers are presenting articles about the people, places and things that make Illinois a unique place.

If you are a fan of history, this series is for you.

Participating newspapers include the Chicago Defender, the Journal Star of Peoria, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Herald, the State Journal-Register of Springfield, the Rockford Register Star, the Belleville News Democrat, the Decatur Herald & Review, Bloomington Pantagraph, Sauk Valley Newspapers, the Champaign News-Gazette, the Rock Island Dispatch-Argus, the Galesburg Register-Mail, Lebanon Advertiser, the Jacksonville Journal Courier, the Southern Illinoisan, the Rock River Times, the Hancock Journal Pilot and The Paper of Dwight.