Question: Illinois is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and McLean County turns 188. Can you name the very first McLean County man to be elected to the state legislature and how appropriate his first name?

Answer: Back in 1834, four years after McLean County's birth, Welcome P. Brown became the first McLean County man to be elected to the state legislature. (Our thanks to Bob Bradley, Illinois State University professor emeritus, for this tidbit in McLean County history.)

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