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Choose a city below and get locations for local Illinois hair salons, soul food dining, radio stations, churches, places of entertainment, things to do, annual events, etc, all in the wonderful state of Illinois.

 



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Aurora
Belleville
Bloomington
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Bolingbrook
Cairo
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Chicago
Dekalb
Decatur
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Waukegan
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famous african americans

FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM ILLINOIS


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TRADITIONAL ILLINOIS FOODS


  • Jiffy Peach Cobbler
  • Sweet Potato Pone
  • Mustard & Turnip Greens
  • Cracklin Cornbread
  • Chicago-style pizza
  • Horseshoe Sandwiches
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pork & Beans
  • Chili- Lindy's Gertie's
  • Hot Dogs
  • Vitner's Potato chips
  • Hopin’ John Blk-eyed peas



 

   

A TASTE OF ILLINOIS
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ILLINOIS?


  1. Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America at 12,830,632, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country.

  2. Though ostensibly a "free state", Illinois had slavery. The French owned black slaves as late as the 1820s. Slavery was nominally banned by the Northwest Ordnance, but that was not enforced.

  3. The Illinois Constitution of 1848 was written with a provision for exclusionary laws to be passed. In 1853, John A. Logan helped pass a law to prohibit all African Americans, including freedmen, from settling in the state.

  4. The Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to Chicago, established a large community that created the city's famous jazz and blues cultures.

  5. The 2010 total gross state product for Illinois was $630 billion, placing it fifth in the nation. The 2010 per capita income was $41,411.

  6. Illinois, which includes Chicago, has a wide musical heritage. Chicago is most famously associated with the development of electric (or Chicago-style) blues music. Chicago was also a center of development for early jazz and later for house music, and includes a vibrant hip hop scene and R&B.

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Donation Offer - 8/2017

I have a Hammond B3000 ORGAN AND I WOULD LIKE TO DENOATE THIS. Do you know if there are any churches that are in need of an organ. This organ does need some repairs I also have a speaker to go along with the organ. The party would need to pickup. I live in Lake Zurich IL about 1 hour drive south from Kenosha.

Thank you
Don

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Cook County and villages of Will County

1) Olympia Fields,IL- A predominantly elite African American village in Cook County with 68.9% Black, 24.4% White and 2.5% Hispanic in 2010. Their village president is Debbie Meyers-Martin. It is a very beautiful suburb. I have a relative who has lived in this village for a very long time. R&B musician and singer R.Kelly in fact had an estate in this village.

2) Matteson, IL- Another predominantly elite suburb of African Americans in Cook County with 78% Blacks, 14.6% Whites and 4.3% Hispanics. Their village president is Andre B. Ashmore.

3) Country Club Hills, IL- Another predominantly African American suburb with 84.1%, 7.9% white and 3.6% Hispanic in 2010. Their mayor is James W. Ford. I have relatives who have been living in Country Club Hills for a while, and I frequently visit and shop here. They also have a strong, African American government.

4) Flossmoor, IL- This suburb, in 2013, has 47.4% of African Americans, 41.0% Whites and 3.7% of Asians. It's near the suburb of Olympia Fields and Homewood, IL.

5) Glenwood, IL- Has a percentage of 65.9% African American, 24.4% whites and 7.4% Hispanics. They have a good diverse of African Americans in government for its village.

6) Lynwood, IL- Has a percentage of 65.3% African American, 25.1% white and 7.3% Hispanic. Lynwood also has a Black mayor name Eugene Williams.

7) Homewood, IL- Has a percentage of 33.7% African Americans, 56.5% of whites and 5.9% Hispanics. It's located near Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, and Glenwood.

8) Hazel Crest, IL- Located next to Country Club Hills, it has a percentage of 82.7% African American, 8.3& White and 5.9% Hispanic. It's village president is Vernard Alsberry, Jr. There's also a village called East Hazel Crest, however, Hazel Crest and East Hazel Crest are governed by two different presidents and has their own government.

9) Dolton, IL- Located two minutes away from Chicago, near the suburbs South Holland and Calumet City with 90.4% of African Americans, 5.3% Whites and 2.7% Hispanics. The mayor of Dolton is Riley H. Rogers.

10) Burnham, IL- Located approximately two minutes away from Chicago as well; it has a population of 61.5% African American, 19.1% Hispanic and 17.3% White. The mayor is Robert Polk.

11) Dixmoor, IL- Located near Posen and Harvey, Dixmoor has a Black population of 52.3%, 35.5% Hispanic and 11.1% of Whites. The mayor of Dixmoor is Dorothy Armstrong. Here are other notable predominantly Black and/or townships, villages or cities, that at least has a Black demographic presence:

Harvey, Richton Park, Sauk Village, Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Posen, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Steger and Thornton. Harvey has an African American mayor, as well as Ford Heights, which I believe is the same mayor for Lynwood, IL.

Here are suburbs outside of Chicago, located in Will County:
1) Frankfort, IL
2) University Park, IL
3) Crete, IL
4) Monee, IL

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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Illinois
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 65.0% 15.0% 0.3% 4.3% 14.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Quick Facts:
  1. Illinois ranks #31 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 7.2%

  3. 51% of Illinoisan are female and 49% are male.


State Symbols:

Illinois Flag
The Flag of the State of Illinois


  • Flower - Violet
  • Bird - Cardinal
  • Song - “Illinois”
  • Tree - White Oak
  • Animal - White-Tailed Deer
  • Fish - Bluegill
  • Insect - Monarch Butterfly
  • Mineral - Fluorite

    Nickname(s):  Land of Lincoln; The Prairie State
    Capital:  Springfield
    Motto(s):   State sovereignty, National Union


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Chicago
  2. Aurora
  3. Rockford
  4. Naperville
  5. Joliet
 








 
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