Some People Don’t Know That Illinois Was The First To Do These 10 Things

Just one look at the Chicago skyline or our booming farmland down south, and you will immediately realize how much innovation has come out of Illinois. But there are a lot of amazing things that Illinois was the first to do that you might not even realize. So we’re counting down ten things that Illinois was the first to do:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Those are a lot of firsts–and that list doesn’t even include the LONG list of things that we perfected here in Illinois!