New Website Tells Illinois' Story From Long Before Statehood A new website created for Illinois' bicentennial celebration tells the story of Illinois from well before it became a state 200 years ago.
Illinois Students To Get "Chronicles" TimelineState School Superintendent Tony Smith says no other state has a timeline or curriculum quite like it.
Seven For 7: Maz, Morris And Other Game 7s To RememberThe Chicago Cubs have played 178 games this season, the Cleveland Indians 175. On Wednesday night, they get one chance to make them all worth it.
Best National Monuments Near ChicagoChicago is a city with a lot of history, and you can experience it at these popular National Monuments and Landmarks in and near the city.
Photos Of Ice-Thawed Lake Michigan Reveal Amazing ShipwrecksEver wonder what's under the surface of Lake Michigan? Recent ice thaws have left the lake crystal clear, revealing some of the many shipwrecks it's seen through the years.
Popular Chicago History Twitter Feed Dedicated To Father's MemoryThere are already nearly 12,000 followers of a Twitter feed launched just last September and dedicated to Chicago.
An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. HistoryThroughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
Welcome To Chicagoland, The 81st State In The Union History buff Andrew Shears doesn't really live in an alternate reality, but he does like to imagine what the United States might look like if one added small twists to historical events.
15 Of The World's Oldest Bars (The Beer's Fresh, Though)Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars - most of which are older than America.
2013 Guide To The Field MuseumThe Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893...
A Look Back At The Beginnings Of NATOWith the start of the NATO summit in Chicago just a few days away from beginning, here is a look back at the beginnings of the multinational alliance.
The History Of Valentine’s DayEver wondered how Valentine's Day started? We've got the answer for you...