Presents an introduction to the movers and shakers who have shaped Illinois as well as to the state's history and geography. This book includes profiles of important Illinois residents, from inventor John Deere to scientist Enrico Fermi and from poet Gwendolyn Brooks to entrepreneur Ray Kroc.

Illinois from A to Z 2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252025402