One of my favorite things to do is walking through a cemetery and look at all the tombstones. Illinois is home to some historical cemeteries which have some of the most famous people in the state.

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From civil rights leaders, presidents, actors, singers, sports legends, civil war heroes, and directors, Illinois is home to some of the best of the best in American history. There are thousands of famous people buried in Illinois, here's a list of 17 of them that made their mark in the world.

17 Famous People Buried In Illinois

From actors to Civil War Heroes, Singers, and entertainers, Illinois is home to the last resting place for many famous people.

Pictures of Lincoln's Home in Springfield, Illinois