Illinois celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018. The Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee of Springfield seeks to work with a diverse and inclusive group of community partners to celebrate the Bicentennial in 2018. Through coordination, Springfield can provide bicentennial activities that allow a discussion of our area’s complex history to serve as the entry point for a vision of our community 100 years from now. When our shared past serves as a gateway for our brightest possible future, history becomes a continuing narrative. Our present story is history’s next chapter.