Sufjan Stevens put many parts of Illinois on the map. So I put them on a map. Follow me on Twitter at @justonpayne.
1. City of Highland
Juston Payne: True story: Sufjan Stevens once saw a UFO here.
2. Lebanon, IL
Juston Payne: "On to Lebanon. Oh God." - Sufjan Stevens
3. Columbia, IL
Juston Payne: "Chicago, in fashion, the soft drinks, expansion Oh Columbia! From Paris, incentive, like Cream of Wheat invented, The Ferris Wheel!" - Sufjan Stevens.
4. Jackson Park
Juston Payne: "Chicago, in fashion, the soft drinks, expansion Oh Columbia! From Paris, incentive, like Cream of Wheat invented, The Ferris Wheel!" - Sufjan Stevens
5. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
6. City of Jacksonville
7. Nichols Park
Juston Payne: "I'm not afraid of Nichol's Park I ride the train and I ride it after dark" - Sufjan Stevens
8. Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Juston Payne: Mary Todd, who was pursued by Stephen A Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, went insane for very good reasons.
Juston Payne: Join Sufjan Stevens and myself in giving one more Whoo-hoo for The Pullman strikers, who started a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroads in 1894.
10. City of Decatur
Juston Payne: Our step mom, we did everything to hate her. She took us down to the edge of Decatur" - Sufjan Stevens
11. Sangamon river
Juston Payne: "Sangamon River it overflowed. It caused a mudslide on the banks of the operator"- Sufjan Stevens
12. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Juston Payne: Steven A. Douglas was a great debater, but Abraham Lincoln was the great emancipator." - Sufjan Stevens
13. Henry F Schricker Travel Plaza (Westbound)
Juston Payne: I drove to New York in the van, with my friend. We slept in parking lots, I don't mind, I don't mind - Sufjan Stevens
14. Washington Navy Yard
Juston Payne: Your father cried on the telephone, and he drove his car to the Navy yard just to prove that he was sorry. -- Sufjan Stevens
15. Pulaski, IL
Juston Payne: Casimir Pulaski has one claim to fame: Sufjan Stevens wrote a song about him. Oh, and he saved George Washington's life or something.
16. The Rock River
Juston Payne: Attention, workers of the Rock River Valley Region! Sufjan Stevens has an idea concerning your predicament!
17. Giant Superman Statue
Juston Payne: Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts -- Sufjan Stevens
18. City of Peoria
19. Wrigley Field
Juston Payne: The Cubs! Hooray! -- Sufjan Stevens
20. Expo Gardens
Juston Payne: The Opera House where Emma sang! America! Oh will it play? -- Sufjan Stevens
21. Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Juston Payne: Sufjan Stevens had an existential crisis here. If you want to experience his experience, conjoin some drones.
22. The Palisades
Juston Payne: The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us -- Sufjan Stevens
23. Village of Caledonia
Juston Payne: B-U-D-A! Caledonia! S-E-C-O-R! Magnolia! B-I-R-D-S! And Kankakee! Evansville and Parker City -- Sufjan Stevens
24. Kankakee, IL
Juston Payne: B-I-R-D-S! And Kankakee! Evansville and Parker City. -- Sufjan City
25. Village of Evansville
Juston Payne: B-U-D-A! Caledonia! S-E-C-O-R! Magnolia! B-I-R-D-S! And Kankakee! Evansville and Parker City! -- Sufjan Stevens
26. City of Park City
27. Sailor Springs
Juston Payne: Corn and Farms and Tombs in Lemmon, Sailor Springs and all things feminine. -- Sufjan Stevens
28. City of Centreville
Juston Payne: Centerville and Old Metropolis, Shawneetownn, you trade and topple us.
29. Shawneetown, IL
Juston Payne: Centerville and Old Metropolis, Shawneetownn, you trade and topple us. -- Sufjan Stevens
30. Bushnell, Illinois
Juston Payne: Sufjan Stevens played a string part again because he was concerned you couldn't hear it all the way out in Bushnell. He's a considerate guy, that Sufjan.
31. Willis Tower
Juston Payne: Sufjan Stevens wrote, "In the tower above the earth, There is a view that reaches far, Where we see the universe." He also spelled "Sears" as "Seer's," but who's keeping score?
32. Community of Egypt
Juston Payne: Sufjan Stevens once left here and went into the great laugh of mankind. Hit feet were rather dirty.
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