WASHINGTON -- The Land of Lincoln celebrated the second inauguration of Barack Obama with fair food, caricature artists, messages to the troops and multiple ballrooms of dancing. Thousands of Illinois residents and well-wishers filled two floors of the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The first floor of the Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala was dedicated to Route 66, Interstate 80 and the Illinois State Fair. Each room featured site-specific drinks and fair food. Pizzeria Uno represented Chicago while Springfield had corn dogs from the Illinois State Fair. A country saloon featured a life-sized horse and square dancing. The second floor featured charity auctions, three separate ballrooms featuring big band, rock and blues bands.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) made appearances.

Click through the slideshow for photos from the Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala.

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  • Ice Sculpture

  • Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, Jailed Former Illinois Governor George Ryan, Jailed Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

  • Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala 2013

  • Uno Pizza

  • Caricature Drawings

  • Nut Server

  • Horse

  • Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala 2013

  • Line Dancers

  • Route 66 Band

  • Route 66 Band

  • Corn Dogs

  • Sheep

  • Carnival Backdrop

  • Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala 2013

  • Message To The Troops

  • Pile Of Jelly Bellys

  • Main Ballroom

  • Marshall Field's Clock

  • Gala Program

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  • Beyonce, Jay-Z

    Beyonce will sing at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Jan. 21</a>. Jay-Z is not scheduled to perform. This photo shows the two during President Obama's first Inauguration in 2009.

  • Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson will sing at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Jan. 21</a>. This photo is of Clarkson singing the national anthem with the Indianapolis Children's Choir before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis.

  • James Taylor

    James Taylor will sing at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">swearing-in ceremony on Monday, Jan. 21</a>. This photo was taken during a dedication ceremony at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Oct. 16, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

  • Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

  • Lena Dunham

    Lena Dunham is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner</a> at Oya. This photo was taken in the press room with her best performance by an actress in a television comedy or musical series award for "Girls" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan 13, 2013. (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

  • Nick Cannon

    Nick Cannon is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, January 19</a>. This photo is of Cannon hosting the "Yes We Will!" BET Inauguration celebration at the BET studios on Jan. 19, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • Ke$ha

    Ke$ha is scheduled to perform at the Recording Industry Association of America's Inauguration weekend fundraiser on Monday, Jan. 21 at the 9:30 Club. The photo was taken at the Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball 2012 at The Patriot Center on Dec. 11, 2012, in Fairfax, Va.

  • will.i.am

    Will.i.am is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner</a> at Oya. This photo is will.i.am, left, speaking with White House adviser Valerie Jarrett before the start of the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

  • Chelsea Handler

    Chelsea Handler is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo is Chelsea Handler, left, and Chelsea Clinton attending Glamour Magazine's 22nd annual "Women of the Year Awards" at Carnegie Hall on Monday Nov. 12, 2012, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/AP)

  • Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah will perform at the <a href="http://www.pastatesociety.com/2013-inaugural-gala.htm">2013 Pennsylvania Society Inaugural Gala</a> at The Ritz-Carlton D.C. on Sunday, January 20. The photo was taken at the "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial" on Jan. 18, 2009.

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken at a campaign rally for President Obama at Doolittle Park on Oct. 24, 2012, in Las Vegas.

  • Smokey Robinson

    Smokey Robinson is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. The photo was taken at the opening gala of the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2012.

  • Brad Paisley

    Brad Paisley is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken at the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • Usher

    Usher is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. The photo was taken at meeting with U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) prior to a hearing on improving America's commitment to service and volunteerism at the House Education and Labor Committee hearing room on Feb. 25, 2009, on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Paul Morigi)

  • Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented By BBC AMERICA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 7, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at the Creative Coalition's 2009 Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Kirsten Dunst is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at the Art of Elysium's 6th Annual Black-tie Gala 'Heaven' at 2nd Street Tunnel on January 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • John Legend

    John Legend is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo is from the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

  • Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Out For Equality Celebration</a> at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. This photo is President Obama, left, greeting pop music artist Cyndi Lauper, center, after delivering remarks following the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the East Room of the White House Oct. 28, 2009. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Russell Simmons

    Russell Simmons is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hip-Hop-Inaugural-Ball-2/173852499426936">Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball</a> Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo is of Russell Simmons and his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons during the annual Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

  • Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hip-Hop-Inaugural-Ball-2/173852499426936">Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball</a> on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo is Longoria participating in an Early Vote Canvass Kickoff in West Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Daly/AP)

  • Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken at a World AIDS Day event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED) at George Washington University on Dec. 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Marc Anthony

    Marc Anthony is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a Children's Concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo is of Anthony as he warms up the crowd before a speech by first lady Michelle Obama at the James L. Knight Center, Nov. 1, 2012 in Miami. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee/AP)

  • "Glee" Cast

    The "Glee" cast is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo is from the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn on April 5, 2010. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Chris Tucker

    Chris Tucker is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner</a> at Oya. This photo is of then-Sen. Barack Obama, center, joined by singer Usher, left, actress Kerry Washington, second from left, state representative Bakgri Sellers, second from right, and actor Chris Tucker, right, during a rally in Orangeburg, S.C., Jan. 22, 2008. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images)

  • Ashley Greene

    Ashley Greene is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at The Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

  • Tatyana Ali

    Tatyana Ali is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at the BET Networks New York Premiere Of "Real Husbands of Hollywood" And "Second Generation Wayans" - After Party at 40 / 40 Club on Jan. 14, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

  • Malin Akerman

    Malin Akerman is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • Far East Movement

    Far East Movement is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo is from the iHeartRadio CES exclusive party at Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on Jan. 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

  • Connie Britton

    Connie Britton is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at the Creative Coalition's 2009 Inaugural Ball - VIP Dinner on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images)

  • Mindless Behavior

    Mindless Behavior is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken on the red carpet during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day prior to the start of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 25, 2012 in Queens, N.Y. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

  • Eric Stonestreet

    Eric Stonestreet is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo is Eric Stonestreet and Christiane Amanpour attending Google & Hollywood Reporter Host an Evening Celebrating the White House Correspondents' Weekend on April 27, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • fun.

    fun. is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a Children's Concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. This photo was taken at the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans on Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/AP)

  • Soul Children of Chicago

    Soul Children of Chicago is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/inauguration-performers-katy-perry-beyonce_n_2454908.html?ir=DC">Inaugural Balls on Monday, Jan. 21 and a children's concert on Saturday, Jan. 19</a>. The photo is of Justin Rose, second from right, of South Africa and Lee Westwood, right, of England watching as the Soul Children of Chicago perform during the opening ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club Sep. 27, 2012, in Medinah, Ill. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

  • Will Swenson, Audra McDonald

    Will Swenson and Audra McDonald are scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Out For Equality Celebration</a> at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. In this Dec. 4, 2011, file photo, actress Audra McDonald, right, and actor Will Swenson arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honor gala performance in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/AP)

  • Frenchie Davis

    Frenchie Davis is scheduled to perform at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Out For Equality Celebration</a> at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. This photo was taken at the 10th Anniversary LA Police Protective League's Eagle & Badge Foundation Gala on Aug. 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • Ross Mathews

    Ross Mathews is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Out For Equality Celebration</a> at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel on Monday, Jan. 21. This photo was taken at the NBCUniversal Golden Globes viewing and after party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

  • Omar Epps

    Omar Epps is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012, in Washington D.C.. (Photo by Kevin Wolf/AP)

  • Moby

    Moby is <a href="http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/196285/">DJing at U Street Music Hall</a> on Saturday, Jan. 19. This photo was taken before the start of the Planned Parenthood "Stand Up! For Choice" Extravaganza on April 24, 2004, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Stephen Boitano/Getty Images)

  • Giancarlo Esposito

    Giancarlo Esposito is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was backstage with the award for best supporting actor in a drama for "Breaking Bad" at the 2nd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 18, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/AP)

  • Sophia Bush

    Sophia Bush is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/AP)

  • Lynn Whitfield

    Lynn Whitfield is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken in New York City on Oct. 15, 2012. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

  • Jonathan Del Arco

    Jonathan Del Arco is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at OUT's 20th Anniversary celebration presented by Lexus held at Station Hollywood at W Hollywood Hotel on Oct. 9, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Star Jones

    Star Jones is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at an appearance to promote the national "Go Red For Women" campaign, in support of heart disease awareness, at Macy's Herald Square in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/AP)

  • Sandra Fluke

    Sandra Fluke is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at an Obama re-election campaign rally in Denver on Aug. 8, 2012. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

  • Al Sharpton

    Al Sharpton is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo is Al Sharpton, left, speaking to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder before President Obama spoke on proposals to reduce gun violence on Jan. 16, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Madel Ngan/Getty Images)

  • Jurnee Smollett

    Jurnee Smollett is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo is was taken at Together To End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amfAR and GBCHealth at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on July 21, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • Swizz Beatz

    Swizz Beatz is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hip-Hop-Inaugural-Ball-2/173852499426936">Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball</a> at The Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken during BET's 106 And Park 2013 New Years Eve Party at BET Studios on Dec. 17, 2012, in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • Kate Walsh

    Kate Walsh is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo is Kate Walsh speaking to campaign workers at a field office for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) before heading out to canvass for him Jan. 17, 2008, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Wayne Brady

    Wayne Brady is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball</a> at the Harman Center for the Arts. This photo was taken at BET Honors 2013: Red Carpet Presented By Pantene at Warner Theatre on January 12, 2013, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

  • Allison Williams

    Allison Williams is scheduled to appear at the <a href="http://www.hrc.org/inauguration#.UPRcjonjmoo">Artists Making An Impact Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinnern</a> at Oya. This photo was taken at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/AP)