What Illinois’ Major Cities Looked Like In the 1940s May Shock You. Chicago Especially.

Life sure looked different in 1940. Check out these old photos of Illinois from the 1940s. The shots of Chicago will surprise you.

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/

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