The Illinois Chronicles

A unique timeline book that celebrates 200 years since the founding of the State of Illinois. Developed in partnership with the Illinois 200 Bicentennial Committee

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The Illinois Chronicles uses chronological historical resources in an innovative timeline, creating a remarkable opportunity to teach us about our shared heritage, as well as help us think about the future.

Tony Smith, State Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education

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We are very excited to share with you the Illinois Chronicles in celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial. Illinois is the Land of Lincoln.

Bruce Rauner, Illinois State Governor 

Produced in association with …

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum


Having an easy to read but detailed and informative narrative in the style of reportage and a timeline is not only unique, but will also be highly relevant and engaging for years to come.

James Cornelius, Keeper of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.


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Illinois Chronicles to go to every school in the State!

Try your luck with our amazing three 10-question Bicentennial quizzes! 

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Officially published on 12th February 2018

A free-to-download Illinois Chronicles Educators Pack, developed in partnership withe the Illinois State Board of Education, will be offered to all teachers in Illinois to help them embed a new way of learning about State history across the curriculum K-12.

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The Illinois Chronicles (ISBN 9780995577015) will officially launch on February 12th, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and will be widely available through retailers, wholesalers and online vendors.

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