1. In 1919, the Volstead Act went into effect in Illinois, enforcing Prohibition and banning the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol.
2. In 1964, the first McDonald's franchise in the state of Illinois opened in Des Plaines.
3. In 1996, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 105-91, marking Michael Jordan's 8,000th career point at the United Center.
4. In 2018, the Women's March in Chicago drew an estimated 300,000 participants in solidarity with the national movement for women's rights.
5. In 2019, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, allowing adults 21 and older to possess and use up to 30 grams of cannabis.
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