•December 6, 2017•
By Dennis Anderson
NP Guest Columnist
Illinois turns 200 on Dec. 3, 2018, and over the course of the next year the News Progress is helping to commemorate the event.
The Moultrie County News Progress and dozens of publications throughout Illinois will print a weekly series of articles featuring key moments, figures, industries and events that help to make Illinois unique. Some of the first articles include the Underground Railroad, coal mining, the dueling Peoria territory and top Illinois athletes through the years.
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