JOURNAL-REGISTER: Steel plow, cellphone, the Pill top list of best Illinois innovations, inventions

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The State Journal-Register is reporting, “Voters have chosen agricultural breakthroughs, high-tech triumphs and life-saving ideas as the top inventions and innovations in state history as part of the ongoing Illinois Top 200 project.

Winners in the online voting include the steel plow, which opened the prairies to agricultural development, and barbed wire, which transformed farming and ranching nationwide.

Voters also recognized the impact of the birth-control pill, which changed both individual lives and American society, and the blood bank, an idea that has saved countless lives…”

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