About the Illinois Chronicles
Beautifully-illustrated and hugely engaging, the 4.5-foot long timeline features more than 100 stunning images and illuminating captions that take readers young and old on the Prairie State’s remarkable journey. The Illinois Chronicles also includes more than 50 newspaper articles, written as if they happened yesterday, which capture key moments in Illinois history in a newsy and entertaining way. It all adds up to an exciting story of people and events whose unique legacy can still be felt today in the 21st State of the Union.
This fabulous new way of approaching State history has been developed in partnership with the Illinois200 Bicentennial Commission, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The Illinois Chronicles is the first in a series of State histories that will be publishing by What on Earth Publishing in the following months and years.