When I saw the illustration with Chicago Tribune Eric Zorn’s June 3rd column, I thought of two more.
It reminded me to two other images that characterize where Illinois is.
The first was found in a Springfield hotel hot tube early one morning.
The final image I got sometime in the middle of the first decade of this century.
It was a dead pigeon in a gutter across the street from the Renaissance Hotel (now the Abraham Lincoln) in Springfield.
I have looked and looked for this oh so appropriate photo, but can’t find it.
Or perhaps a more important image is the one below of a couple of teens looking through the door of the State Museum:
Maybe the tattered Illinois flag outside the State Museum is most appropriate: