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Today in 1787, Congress passed the Ordinance of 1787, organizing the Northwest Territory, which included the future state of Illinois. The ordinance established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states. ... See MoreSee Less

Today in 1787, Congress passed the Ordinance of 1787, organizing the Northwest Territory, which included the future state of Illinois. The ordinance established a government for the Northwest Territory, outlined the process for admitting a new state to the Union, and guaranteed that newly created states would be equal to the original thirteen states.

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It should be Northeast instead.

Wow north west territory? They had not ventured too far westward i assume yet lol.

Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City is OPEN to all visitors! This 2,000-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals/60 different species that are native to Illinois. Come for a visit and witness the spectacular natural landscape, native wildlife, and other forms of recreation. j.mp/2VTkfDa ... See MoreSee Less

Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City is OPEN to all visitors! This 2,000-acre zoological park is home to over 150 animals/60 different species that are native to Illinois. Come for a visit and witness the spectacular natural landscape, native wildlife, and other forms of recreation.  https://j.mp/2VTkfDa

We hope you are enjoying a simply beautiful Sunday along the Illinois River Road. Thanks to the Illinois State Museum for perfectly summarizing the concept of #NationalSimplicityDay. ... See MoreSee Less

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yes , wonderful trees fell on building , fun time Sunday removing tree and seeing if major damage occured.

EastPort Marina, located on the Illinois River in East Peoria, is welcoming to transient boaters and full of amenities convenient to those docking at the marina. j.mp/2Z8jYOS ... See MoreSee Less

EastPort Marina, located on the Illinois River in East Peoria, is welcoming to transient boaters and full of amenities convenient to those docking at the marina. https://j.mp/2Z8jYOS

Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle has painted 8-foot circles on its lawn so that guests can comply with safety regulations when attending their Summer Concert Series. Stop by this Friday, 7/10 to see "Last Call" from 6-8 pm. Cost is $5 per person! ... See MoreSee Less

Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle has painted 8-foot circles on its lawn so that guests can comply with safety regulations when attending their Summer Concert Series. Stop by this Friday, 7/10  to see Last Call from 6-8 pm. Cost is $5 per person!
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