The state of Illinois is a constituent of the US. The state stretches from Wisconsin to Cairo and borders Lake Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Iowa. It was named for its Native Americans' Illinois' before becoming capital in 1839, with Springfield as their seat.
The nine-hole Downers Grove Golf Course, established in 1892 and designed by Macdonald himself, is historic. The village itself also houses the first course west of the Allegheny Mountains. You can find as many as 200 Sears catalog homes built from 1910 to 1940s that are part of an architectural collection that dates back even further than this golf course at around 300 years old. For more information, click here.
The first state to ratify the Constitution's 13th amendment abolishing slavery, Illinois also has a fascinating history surrounding its food. As well as being home to both McDonald's and Twinkies' headquarters, it was where canned vegetables were invented in 1915 at the LTV Steel Company plant near Naperville.
In addition to the one hundred and twenty acres of recreation areas that make up Downers Grove, Illinois' largest park, your guests can choose from several family-friendly options. These activities include playing golf or tennis to strolling or biking down Memorial Drive, or visiting places like Ebersold Park.
The long north-south axis of Illinois leads to wide variations in temperature across the state. In addition, there is a tremendous change between winter and summer with cold winters and hot summers. The peaks are slightly mitigated around Lake Michigan because it provides some warmth on cooler days during the spring or fall seasons.