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:

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