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Facts About Illinois

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Illinois State Flag
The flag, adopted in 1915, is a simple representation of the state Seal on a white background. On the seal an eagle represents the US. The state Motto, "State sovereignty, national union", means that IL governs itself under the government of the US. In the eagle's talons is a shield with thirteen bars and stars representing the original thirteen colonies. The date IL was admitted to the Union and the date of the Seal are printed on a boulder. The ground symbolizes the state's rich soil. "Illinois" is below the seal in blue.

You know you are from Illinois if...

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Songs about Illinois

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