llinois to celebrate 200th birthday Monday

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 19: Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois on NOVEMBER 19, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Happy Birthday to the state of Illinois.

The land of Lincoln became the 21st state in the nation on December 2, 1818.

Governor Bruce Rauner and Governor-Elect JB Pritzker will take part in the 200th birthday celebration Monday night at the “Navy Pier” in Chicago.

Illinois is the 25th largest state in the US and has the sixth largest population.

It has been home to three presidents, Abe Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.