In this Open Line On Demand, Jc Tinsley sits down with Hamilton County Bi-Centennial Co-chair Andy Rubenacker. The committee will kick off the year long celebration with proclamation signing with Hamilton County Board Chairman John Chapman, McLeansboro Mayor Dick Deitz, and Hamilton County village... Read More.
Andy Rubenacker has had his eye on 2021 for awhile now. Mr. Rubenacker, representing the Historical Society kicked off the Hamilton County Board meeting Tuesday evening in old business…really old business. Two years ago, Andy approached the County Board about the upcoming Bicentennial for... Read More.
Albion to Celebrate Bicentennial The City of Albion will celebrate 200 years this weekend, complete with food and craft vendors, live music and so much more. The Bicentennial Celebration will kick off Friday, Oct 12 with lots of music on tap. The Albanian String Band will perform... Read More.
The Eldorado Garden Study Club donated their Illinois Bicentennial Tree to SIC in honor of Arbor Day and the 200th birthdayof the state. Pictured (l-r) are: Marilyn Ellis, Kyla Burford... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner joined Ag Director Raymond Poe and members of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to honor Gerald and Betty Brown of Jonesboro, the first family to be bestowed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bicentennial Farm designation. The family was presented with this... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is celebrating the state’s 200th birthday by focusing on inclusion and diversity. IDHR Acting Director Janice Glenn today announced the launch of the “Fairness and Equality Campaign” in recognition of the Illinois Bicentennial. The campaign aims to get... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner released the first copies of “Illinois Chronicles,” the K-12 Bicentennial educational resource that will be offered to schools all across the state. “Illinois Chronicles” is a timeline book which contains more than 50 news articles and 100 historical moments, presented on... Read More.
The Governor’s Office of the Illinois Bicentennial and Illinois Humanities today announced a yearlong partnership: The Bicentennial Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. The announcement was made at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in Edwardsville. This year’s edition of Illinois Humanities’ popular... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today joined Pepsi MidAmerica COO John Rains to unveil the limited edition Illinois Bicentennial Pepsi can and pop open the first edition to come off the production line. The commemorative can will be immediately available at stores and markets... Read More.