Governor Bruce Rauner recently hit the reset switch on the state's upcoming bicentennial in 2018. He scrapped a previous bicentennial commission and named brand new members last month.
Indiana Executive Director Perry Hammock notes his team had five years to prepare for 200th state birthday events around Indiana, but he thinks Illinois should have no problem putting together a first class event in less than two years.
Hammocks says it's not all about about direct economic impact either.
Indiana's bicentennial day is set for December 11th.