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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration

  • Things to do, Birthday parties
Photograph: Jordan Avery

Time Out says

When Illinois turned 100 years old in 1919, Chicago built the tower Illinois Centennial Monument in Logan Square. For the state's 200th birthday, the city is throwing a party on Navy Pier, inviting residents and celebrities to the lakefront for a celebration of Illinois people, places and things. The evening will feature a joint appearance by Governor Bruce Rauner and Governor-elect JB Pritzker, a jam session with Buddy Guy, a 1,000-pound birthday cake from Eli’s Cheesecake and more.


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