Fall Fiesta

2014 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess!

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Wreath Laying to Honor President Ronald W. Reagan


Illinois History Page

The Hon. Mark Q. Rhoads

Mark Rhoads, former Illinois State Senator and Past President of the ISS, has posted fascinating Illinois tidbits in his “Hall of Fame” blog. Follow his captivating trail of Illinois history, links, and other subject categories. Please Click Here to see our Illinois History Page.

To play Video of Dramatic Monologues from the “Land of Lincoln – Thy Wondrous Story,” the Annual Meeting entertainment, click here.

For more information, follow Mark’s History Page.

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 Calendar Of Events

Coming ISS Events

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November 30, 2014Deadline! 
 ISS Cherry Blossom Princess Application
Apply to represent Illinois as the 2015 Illinois Cherry Blossom Princess during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, April 5 - 11.  Click on the link below where you find information about the program, its history, and the

Princess Application

December 3, 2014:

Illinois Statehood Day 2014


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Please join the Illinois State Society in celebrating "Illinois Statehood Day" at a reception on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the House Visitor Center (HVC), room 201.

Illinois Senator, former Naval officer, and Honorary Chairman of the event, the Hon. Mark Kirk, will introduce ISS's special guest, Commander Jess Porter of the USS Illinois (SSN 786), a nuclear submarine now under construction.

The reception is open to ISS members and friends of Illinois.  All Members of the Illinois Delegation have been invited to attend.

Get more information

Register Now!

Statehood Day

December 7, 2014

The US Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Holiday Concert

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ISS has tickets for the U. S. Army Band's "Pershing's Own" Holiday Festival.  The tickets are for the 3 PM performance at the DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street, NW, Wash., DC on Sunday, Dec. 7.

This favorite ISS activity will definitely get you in the Holiday Spirit!

Tickets are free but limited and will be distributed on a first response basis.


Click on the link below to RSVP and rerserve your ticket(s)

Register Now!

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Sponsors and Corporate Members
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Most events are free for members. Join now! To join ISS using your credit card through PayPal, click on the "Membership" button below.
 Illinois State Society of Washington DC
3700 Fort Worth Avenue, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Click Here for a printable form that you can complete and mail, with your check (made payable to The Illinois State Society), and send to the address above.