Bicentennial celebration

The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
Historian and author Darrel Dexter, standing, shared some stories about the Union County area’s history during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A new edition of a book about Union County history was featured during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.” The PAST...
Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...
Executive Order 2016-10 to create the new Illinois Bicentennial Commission and the Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial to lead the planning for the celebration of the state’s 200th anniversary was signed Sept. 20 by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Illinois became a state in 1818. Union County also...

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