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Illinois Bicentennial celebration has begun

Post Date:11/29/2017 10:18 AM

On Monday, December 4 at noon, the Village joined other governmental agencies around the state in a simultaneous flag raising to kick off the state’s bicentennial. August 26, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary for the adoption of the Illinois Constitution of 1818 at the Kaskaskia Convention, and December 3, 2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the admission of Illinois into the Union as a state.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the year-long bicentennial celebration by attending or planning related events. For details on certifying your event with Illinois Bicentennial, visit www.illinois200.com. Remember to tag photos and posts with the hashtag #IllinoisProud to participate in the conversation.