Fun Dining Fact: In 1960, the Monaghan brothers, Tom and James, borrowed $500 to buy "DomiNick's." In 1961, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a VW Beetle. In 1965, Tom Monaghan, now sole owner, renamed it Domino's Pizza, Inc.
Illinois QuickInfo Est. Pop.: 12,632,893 Capital: Springfield Statehood: 1818 Nickname: Prairie State Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union Official Website Corporations Census Info Fun Il Factoid The first Aquarium opened in Chicago, 1893.