Affordable, Royalty Free Stock Photos of Illinois
If you are searching for facts and features including some Illinois stock photography, we have found a few sources for you. Illinois is a fascinating place and we have tried to include some interesting facts!
A Brief History of Illinois
- 1717 – Illinois becomes part of French Louisiana
- 1763 – England takes Illinois at the end of the Indian and French war
- 1778 – George Clarke captures Kaskaskia from the British
- 1787 – Illinois becomes part of Indiana Territory
- 1804 – Clark and Lewis expedition begins near Wood River
- 1809 – The Illinois Territory is created
- 1818 – The 21st State is allotted to Illinois
- 1848 – Illinois and Michigan canal is completed
- 1863 – Proclamation of Emancipation
- 1871 – Fire consumes much of Chicago
- 1893 – Chicago World’s Fair
- 1900 – The completion of the Sanitary and Ship Canal in Chicago
- 1959 – Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway
- 1992 – Carol Moseley Braun is the first black woman in Senate
- 1998 – The Chicago Bulls win their 6th NBA Championship
The Eagles – Every winter, the Illinois reservoirs, rivers and waterfowl refuges are homes (temporarily) to more than 3,000 bald eagles that spend the season on their shores. They migrate from Canada and other northern states when the water there freezes becoming somewhat uninhabitable.
The first eagles of the season are usually spotted in Illinois around December time, and remain in residence until they eventually migrate back north in March. January and February are the optimal time for visitors to see these incredible birds up close.
Needless to say, with the bald eagle being the symbol of the USA, many fairs, special days and events happen around this time.
Illinois is also famous for its many Spas, but this isn’t meant to be a tourist guide although it is a fascinating place to visit. So before you do visit, or if you wish to promote Illinois, please use the following guides to obtain your Illinois stock photography.
Shutterstock have over 10 million images on their high resolution database and these start at just $1 each so start your search using the box below!
As an alternative, we also recommend Dreamstime who have around 11 million images online: