Interesting Illinois

Do you know Illinois’s history well enough? Read this collection of fun facts about the Land of Lincoln now to test your knowledge and learn more!
Interesting Illinois
  • The first skyscraper was built in Illinois.
  • The state is home to the first aquarium in the USA. It was opened in Chicago.

  • The state is home to the world’s largest bottle of catsup. Now that’s impressive!
  • Illinois had two other capitals before Springfield: Vandalia and Kaskaskia.

  • Illinois generates more nuclear power than any other state in the USA.
  • Aurora, Illinois, is the first city in the USA to use electric street lighting throughout the whole city. That’s why Aurora is known as the City of Lights.

  • The term jazz was coined in Chicago in 1914.
  • Morton, Illinois, is the Pumpkin capital of the world. 


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