Nearly two months into Illinois’s Bicentennial year, plans continue to develop and evolve.
But much of the focus right now is on a major event in Springfield on August 26th… the anniversary of the ratification of Illinois’s first constitution, three months before it became a state.
This year on August 26th, a big bash is planned downtown to mark the opening of the new Bicentennial Plaza that will provide a connecting path between Lincoln’s Home and the Executive Mansion. State and local bicentennial organizers say they expect “thousands” of people to take part. Other local events are also being planned… learn more about Springfield’s Bicentennial activities at il200springfield.org.