about two years ago by Jim Taylor, RFD Radio Network
Recognizing Illinois’ top 200. It’s a project of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The effort coincides with the state’s bicentennial celebration says the museum’s Chris Wills.
There are 20 categories in all with voting taking place in two week increments at “IllinoisTop200.com.” Wills says by the state’s 200th birthday on Dec. 3, Illinois voters will have decided the ten favorites in each of the 20 different categories or the official Top 200.