Changing the Image of Illinois


Illinois is a world leader in industry, innovation, agriculture, the expertise of our citizens and so much more. But for too long, we have struggled with an identity problem. We let others define who and what we are and not in the best light.

It’s time to take back our story and remind ourselves and others why Illinois is a remarkable place to call home, conduct business and visit. But we need your help.

We want your stories, successes, and the traditions you treasure. Send us a short description of your business, personal or community successes; pictures; even a brief video clip. We will work with you to help promote those stories across the state and region to begin the process of changing people’s perception of our great state.


Together, we can ELEVATE ILLINOIS!