Logan Square celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the iconic monument in the center of the Square this month. To commemorate this event, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce and Logan Square Preservation hosted a family-friendly community event Oct. 14.
Among the activities for the day, this event featured a circus performance from Aloft Circus Arts, balloon animals, face painting and live performances by performance arts groups Environmental Encroachment and Collaboraction.
“I love Logan Square. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for over 50 years— that’s half the life of this centennial monument,” said Linnea Blomgren, office manager of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited to see our diverse community coming together. That’s what I love about Logan Square and that’s why I stay here.”
The Illinois Centennial Monument was dedicated following the end of World War II in 1918 to commemorate Illinois’ 100 years of statehood. This year marks 200 years of Illinois joining the union.
Check out the photos from the day below.
Photos: Katherine Clark and Jamie Schneider