A report on Illinois

Mississippian copper plate found at the Saddle Site in Union County, Illinois
Illinois in 1718, approximate modern state area highlighted, from Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi by Guillaume de L'Isle
The bell donated by King Louis XV in 1741 to the mission at Kaskaskia. It was later called the "Liberty Bell of the West", after it was rung to celebrate U.S. victory in the Revolution
In 1818, Illinois became the 21st U.S. state. The southern portion of Illinois Territory was admitted as the state of Illinois, and the rest was joined to Michigan Territory.
[[Old State Capitol State Historic Site|
Old State Capitol]]: Abraham Lincoln and other area legislators were instrumental in moving the state capitol to centrally located Springfield in 1839.
Embarkation of Union troops from Cairo on January 10, 1862
Charles Mound, the highest natural point in Illinois at 1,235 feet above sea level, is located in the Driftless Area in the northwestern part of the state.
At 279 feet above sea level, the lowest elevation point in the state is located near Cairo and the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Köppen climate types of Illinois
Density map displaying the population of Illinois
The Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago at the heart of Chicago's financial center
Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Ogle County
Average annual wind power distribution for Illinois, 50 m height above ground (2009)
Soldier Field, Chicago
The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield
Illinois House of Representatives
Governor J. B. Pritzker (D)
University of Illinois
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Willard Airport
Inside O'Hare International Airport
Vandalia State House State Historic Site in Vandalia
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
Magnolia Manor is a Victorian period historic house museum in Cairo.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield
The Polish Museum of America in Chicago
A Railway Post Office preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union
Standard license plate introduced in 2017
Standard license plate 2001 to 2016
Illinois license plate design used throughout the 1980s and 1990s, displaying the Land of Lincoln slogan that has been featured on the state's plates since 1954
Illinois 2020 Population Density Map

State in the Midwestern United States.

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Naperville, Illinois

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The Martin-Mitchell Mansion, within the Naper Settlement outdoor museum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The former Kroehler Furniture Factory, in 2021
Downtown Naperville in January 2022, with measurable snowfall on the ground.
H. A. Unger House (built 1883), in the Naperville Historic District
Moser Tower, completed in 2000, containing the Millennium Carillon.
Naperville City Hall
Naperville Central High School
Amtrak train at the Naperville station
Pace bus at the Naperville Amtrak/Metra station
Centennial Beach
Naperville's City Hall
Naperville Central High Schoool

Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Kaskaskia River

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Shelbyville Lake and Dam on the Kaskaskia River at Shelbyville, Illinois

The Kaskaskia River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 325 mi long, in central and southern Illinois in the United States.

Rahm Emanuel

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American politician and diplomat who is the current United States Ambassador to Japan.

American politician and diplomat who is the current United States Ambassador to Japan.

Rep. John Dingell and Rep. Emanuel celebrate Paczki Day, February 28, 2006
Rep. Emanuel speaking at St. Hyacinth Basilica in Chicago's Polish Village
Emanuel speaks during the second day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
Emanuel joins Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to advocate changes to Medicare legislation, September 24, 2003
White House Chief of Staff Emanuel reads a newspaper in the Oval Office, as President Barack Obama talks on the phone on April 4, 2009
Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office
Emanuel (left) at the 2012 Hyde Park Obama presidential reelection campaign office
Emanuel (left) with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in 2022
Emanuel with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in 2022
Emanuel with President Joe Biden in 2022

A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served two terms as the 55th Mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019 and the 23rd White House Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010, and served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois between 2003 and 2009.

Norwegian Americans

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Norwegian Americans (, Norskamerikanarar) are Americans with ancestral roots in Norway.

Norwegian Americans (, Norskamerikanarar) are Americans with ancestral roots in Norway.

A 1925 U.S. postage stamp featuring the ship Viking honoring the 100th anniversary of Norwegian immigration.
Cleng Peerson
Norwegian settlers in front of their sod house in North Dakota in 1898. Photo taken by John McCarthy and collected by Fred Hultstrand
Data from the U. S. Office of Immigration statistics showing trends in Norwegian immigration to the U.S. from 1870 to 2016
A 1962 US postage stamp commemorating the centennial of the Homestead Act was issued. The image on the stamp is based on Norwegian settlers in front of their sod house.
A re-enactment of Norwegian farmers making head cheese in Wisconsin.
Kransekake cake decorated with small flags of Norway at the Olmsted County Fair in Rochester, Minnesota.
Norwegian-Hawaiian girl, 1909
The Distribution of Norwegian Americans according to the 2000 census.
30.8% of the population in the U.S. state of North Dakota is of Norwegian ancestry.
Maps with the numbers of Norwegians in the U.S. states.
A map of the United States and Canada with number of Norwegian Americans and Norwegian Canadians in every state and province including Washington, D.C.
Minneapolis has the largest concentration of Norwegians outside Norway.
St. Olaf College
Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Norse, Texas, built in 1885.
Lutheran church on Sletta, Radøy, built 1908 to 1922 in Brampton, North Dakota, and moved as a gift from Norwegian emigrants in the United States and Canada in 1997.
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church of Minneapolis. It is one of two American churches still using Norwegian as a primary liturgical language, the other being Minnekirken in Chicago, Illinois.
Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis, built in 1948.
This patriotic fantasy in flag was given to the American friend, violinist and composer Ole Bull (1818–1880) as a gift from The New York Philharmonic Society. The flag of Norway has been the U.S. star banner that the union mark instead of the Norwegian-Swedish "Sildesalaten".
Northwood, North Dakota, has the second highest percentage of Norwegian American ancestry in the United States, 55.5%.
Mayville, North Dakota
Rushford, Minnesota
Bagley, Minnesota
Viroqua, Wisconsin
Lakota, North Dakota
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Madison, Minnesota
Harmony, Minnesota
Clarkfield, Minnesota
Hillsboro, North Dakota
Park River, North Dakota
Northwood, Iowa
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Bottineau, North Dakota
Horace, North Dakota
Grafton, North Dakota
Barnesville, Minnesota
Enderlin, North Dakota
Moorhead, Minnesota is the city with the highest percentage of Norwegians with a population over 30,000.
Blanchardville, Wisconsin
Volga, South Dakota
Valley City, North Dakota
Little Norway is a tourist attraction and living museum of a Norwegian village located in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Petersburg was founded by the Norwegian immigrant Peter Buschmann. Known for its strong Norwegian traditions and nicknamed "Little Norway".
Flags of the United States and Norway at the Sons of Norway Building on Lake Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Westby Norseman.
Front of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum main building in Decorah, Iowa.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, the oldest and most comprehensive museum in the United States devoted to a single immigrant ethnic group. The collection contains over 24,000 artifacts reflecting the experience of Norwegian Americans.
St. Olaf Kirke, constructed in 1884, in Cranfills Gap, Texas.
Norwegian Lutheran Church in Irwin, Iowa, in 1941.
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, built in 1922.
Chapel in the Hills, a replica of an historic stave church, consecrated in 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Minnekirken, completed in 1912 in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
Historic Norwegian church in Herkimer County, New York
Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther College is a four-year, residential liberal arts institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Decorah, Iowa.
Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota is a private, four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), founded in 1891.

Many of these immigrants moved on from the Kendall Settlement, settling in Illinois and Wisconsin.

College students and archaeologists at the Koster Site in 1973

Koster Site

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College students and archaeologists at the Koster Site in 1973
A map showing approximate areas of various Mississippian and related cultures. The Koster Site is located near the center of this map in the upper part of the Middle Mississippi area.

The Koster Site is a prehistoric archaeological site located south of Eldred, Illinois.

Decatur, Illinois

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Statue of Abraham Lincoln in downtown Decatur on the site of his first political speech. The plaque reads "Abraham Lincoln's first political speech: Lincoln mounted a stump by Harrell's Tavern facing this square and defended the Illinois Whig party candidates near this spot at age 21 in the summer of 1830".
Transfer House circa 1910
The Decatur Transfer House in the background in downtown's Central Park
Trolley transfer station in its original location at the intersection of Main and Main streets; from a postcard sent in 1906

Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois, with a population of 70,522 as of the 2020 Census.

The Stevenson Expressway near Countryside, heading southwest

Interstate 55 in Illinois

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The Stevenson Expressway near Countryside, heading southwest

Interstate 55 (I-55) is a major north–south Interstate Highway in the US state of Illinois that connects St. Louis, Missouri, to the Chicago metropolitan area.

Batavia, Illinois

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The Fox River has been of central significance to settlement and life in Batavia.

Batavia is a city mainly in Kane County and partly in DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois.


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The Mascouten (also Mascoutin, Mathkoutench, Muscoden, or Musketoon) were a tribe of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans located in the Midwest.

The Mascouten (also Mascoutin, Mathkoutench, Muscoden, or Musketoon) were a tribe of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans located in the Midwest.

They are believed to have dwelt on both sides of the Mississippi River, adjacent to the present-day Wisconsin-Illinois border, after being driven out of Michigan by the Odawa.

U.S. Route 50 in Illinois

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U.S. Route 50 (US 50) in the state of Illinois is an east–west highway across the southern portion of the state.