Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Springfield, IL – (Effingham Radio) – Illinois’ bicentennial best-of voters have until the end of the day tomorrow to pick the state’s best books.
The latest Illinois Top 200 list is focusing on books written by Illinois authors or about Illinois subjects.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is on the list, as is Mike Royko’s biography of the first Mayor Daley, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Chris Wills with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says the author, L. Frank Baum, wrote the book in Chicago and took inspiration for the main character Dorothy from his niece who was from Illinois.