The Illinois State Historical Society has begun taking submissions for their Centennial Business Honors, which they will announce in 2018, the Bicentennial of Illinois. This is where they will recognize businesses around the state for being around for 100 years or more. Gwen Podeschi, with the Illinois State Historical Society, said for a business to be recognized they must have the proper paperwork for proof.
Podeschi made sure to mention that it didn't have to be just businesses, and associations and incorporations are also welcome to apply. She also said she knows of a few businesses in Christian County that could apply and she's found proof for them.
Podeschi appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.