Illinois' Bicentennial Celebration Introduces a Stamp and Movie List

Mar 5, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service has designed a stamp to commemorate Illinois' bicentennial.

The forever stamp celebrates the 200th birthday of the state on December 3rd.

It was unveiled at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. Director Alan Lowe notes as a young man, Lincoln was the postmaster in New Salem for about three years.
 
The 50-cent stamp features a partially blue outline of the state...with yellow rays emanating from the bottom representing the dawning of a new day as the state joined the union. The year 1818 is listed at the bottom.

The favorite movie in Illinois history is The Blues Brothers.

The voting was part of the Illinois Top 200 project.

More than 15-hundred people voted for their favorite movie in state history over the past couple of weeks.
Spokesperson Chris Wills says films in the top 10 include Ferris Bueller's Day Off, A League of Their Own, The Sting, The Fugitive, The Untouchables and Ordinary People.

The project is part of the state's bicentennial celebration and focuses on a new category every two weeks.

Vote now for your favorite Illinois business at http://www.illinoistop200.com.