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The Illinois State Museum     View
"The Illinois State Museum is a system of museums and galleries serving the people of Illinois. The Museums foster an appreciation of the living world, introduce the art of Illinois, open windows to education, and protect irreplaceable state treasure ...

Grosse Point Light - ipl2's Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey     View
"This 90-foot-tall light tower was originally made of brick but its walls were covered with 4 inches of concrete in 1914 to prevent further deterioration. ... It was relighted in 1946 and is still maintained as a private aid to navigation."

Illinois Issues     View
Website for this magazine "dedicated to providing fresh, provocative analysis of public policy in Illinois." Features archives back to December 2007, addressing issues such as the 2008 election, Illinois efforts to collect federal highway f ...

Illinois Has Long Legacy of Public Corruption     View
This December 2008 article provides an overview of political corruption in Illinois, where "at least 79 elected officials have been convicted of wrongdoing since 1972." It traces the "culture of corruption dates back to the late 19th c ...

Illinois During the Gilded Age: 1866-1896     View
This exhibit "presents primary source materials which shed light on major themes in this period's [the Gilded Age in Illinois, 1866-1896] society, politics, and culture." Search primary texts, and browse pages on historical themes (such as ...

Chicago Landmarks     View
Learn about Chicago's architectural landmarks. Browse the buildings alphabetically or by map, style, tour, or architect. Each landmark page includes a description, address, architect, date built, and photograph(s). The "Style Guide" defines ...

The Museum of Broadcast Communications     View
In addition to basic contact information for "one of only two museums dedicated to broadcast history in the United States," this site includes a searchable catalog for thousands of radio and television programs, commercials, and newscasts h ...

The Art Institute of Chicago     View
Contains images from the Institute's collections in African, American, Asian, and ancient art, including sculpture, photography, and textiles; a history of the museum; a calendar of events; online exhibits; resources for children and teachers; and mo ...

Calumet Harbor Light - ipl2's Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey     View
"Located in Calumet, Illinois, just south of Chicago, this lighthouse was built in 1904. Erected at the end of a 7,000 long breakwater in Lake Michigan, this light is technically in Indiana."

Mildred's House of Signage     View
This photo gallery captures the wonders of signs in Chicago and elsewhere. Signs are classified by categories such as "bad spelling," "lovely fonts," and "ghosts." Browse by category or alphabetically, using a pull-down ...



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