The state of Illinois is a US constituent. It borders Lake Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Iowa while stretching from Wisconsin to Cairo. The capital used to be in Vandalia before becoming Springfield in 1839 - named after the Native Americans' name for themselves, "Illiniwek."
The historic 9-hole Downers Grove Golf course was designed by Macdonald himself and has existed since 1892, making it one of the oldest courses west of the Allegheny Mountains. You can also find as many as 200 Sears catalog homes built from 1910 to 1940s that date back before this golf club at around 300 years old!
Illinois, the first state to ratify the Constitution's 13th amendment abolishing slavery, also has a fascinating history surrounding its food. As well as being home to both McDonalds and Twinkie's headquarters in Illinois' capital city of Springfield, it was where canned vegetables were invented at the LTV Steel Company plant near Naperville in 1915.
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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 golf or tennis at a nearby course in Ebersold Park or biking along Memorial Drive with their kids.
In Illinois, the long north-south axis leads to wide variations in temperature across this state. In addition, there's a tremendous change between winter and summer with cold winters and hot summers. The peaks are slightly mitigated around Lake Michigan because they provide warmth on cooler days during the spring or fall seasons.