Happy Birthday, I Like Illinois! (SLIDESHARE)

"As the president of the Senate, I attend functions and events across the state and get the opportunity to meet great people doing outstanding things. Recently I was lamenting how hard it is to keep track of all of this good news and said aloud, 'You know, there ought to be a website.' And the response from my staff was, 'We can do that.' That's how the 'I Like Illinois' website got started." -- Senate President John Cullerton, September 11, 2014

After 365 days of providing an alternative view of our great state and sharing a long list of attributes and successes that are often overlooked, we still like Illinois. We thank those of you who follow this website and welcome those of you who are interested in news about job growth, innovation, natural resources and talented people in our state.