KASKASKIA, IL — Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza is releasing the first of a series of videos to commemorate the Bicentennial of Illinois.  These videos will take a deeper look into cities that played a role in shaping our rich history.  

Three of the Illinois Bicentennial videos are about the cities that have served as Illinois’ state capital over the years. The video kicking off the series is about Kaskaskia, the state’s first capital.  

“My job as Comptroller takes me all over Illinois, as I meet with businesses and non-profits who suffered through late payments from the state during the two-year budget impasse and are still being brought up to speed,” Comptroller Mendoza said. “Along the way, I am lucky to get the chance to learn about our state’s history, and I’m excited to share some of that history with state residents through videos we taped – at no cost to the state – to  celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial.” 

You can view the video here. Watch for more videos in the coming weeks.  


You can download the PDF version of this release here.