21st  State - Entered the Union December 3, 1818

Birthplace and final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln, home to the world’s first skyscraper, the starting point of Route 66, home to Frank Lloyd Wright and ancient Native American settlements, Illinois is imbued with historical sites and interests.

A vibrant artistic community thrives in Illinois, from the big cities to the small towns. 

Chicago North Shore

Close to downtown Chicago, Chicago’s North Shore features uniquely Mid-Western cultural and historical attractions.