UPDATE: Stateline statue chosen as one of the top scenic sites in Illinois

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Updated May 14, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

UPDATE: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - A stateline icon makes the top 10 list of scenic places in Illinois.

Beating out Starved Rock State Park and the Chicago lakefront, the Black Hawk statue in Oregon takes the third spot.

The top two attractions in the state are Green River Road which runs from Galena to Cairo along the Mississippi River and Elsah, a village that has not changed much in the last 150 years near Alton. Elsah is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The State-Journal Register has results from several other Ilinois Top 200 polls. You can vote on the next topic, museums, by clicking here.


Updated March 5, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

UPDATE: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - The votes are in for the top movies in Illinois' history as part of the state's bicentennial celebration.

Illinois voters chose "Blues Brothers" as the state's best movie as part of the Illinois Top 200. Also cracking the top three are "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "A League of Their Own."

Some other movies to make the top ten in the state are the musical "Chicago", "The Untouchables" and "Eight Men Out."


Posted February 19, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) - Illinoisans can celebrate the state's 200th birthday with some online voting.

Every two weeks through the end of 2018, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the State Journal-Register and the Illinois Bicentennial Commission encourage the public to vote for the 200 greatest people and things in Illinois history.

The tentative list of categories is:

1. Movies
2. Businesses
3. Inventions and innovations
4. Buildings
5. Historic Sites
6. Scenic spots
7. Museums
8. Books
9. Writers
10. Worst tragedies
11. Musicians
12. Artists and architects
13. Actors
14. Entertainers
15. Scientists
16. Athletes
17. Groundbreaking women
18. Minority trailblazers
19. Leaders
20. Greatest moments

To suggest possible nominees in each category use the hashtag #ILtop200 on social media.

The movies category opened Monday and results will be announced on the State Journal-Register Mar. 5 and voting for the next category will begin. Categories change every two weeks.

Illinois became the 21st state in the union on Dec. 3, 1818.

To vote for the Top 200 click here.