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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/madison-bondi/25-fun-facts-about-illino_b_5076872.html

Apr 3, 2014 ... What do I love most about Illinois? It's rich history. So many world-changing events have happened in our state, and I don't think many people realize it! We did some research and put together 25 fun facts about Illinois' history and culture. Are we missing any good ones? Share them with us in the comments ...

www.50states.com/facts/illinois.htm

Illinois Facts and Trivia. Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy and Alton hosted the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that stirred interest all over the country in the slavery issue. The first Aquarium opened in Chicago, 1893. The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885. Home to the Chicago ...

www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/children/kids/factstable.html

Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818. Illinois was the 21st state to enter the Union. It had a population of 34,620 people. Illinois is now the fifth most populous state in the country with almost 12.9 million people. The state song is “ Illinois.” Illinois' state animal is the white-tailed deer. The state slogan, "Land of Lincoln," ...

www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/illinois

Illinois was the 21st state in the USA; it became a state on December 3, 1818. State Abbreviation - IL State Capital - Springfield Largest City - Chicago Area - 57,918 square miles [Illinois is the 25th biggest state in the USA] Population - 12,882,135 (as of 2013) [Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the USA, after ...

state.1keydata.com/illinois.php

Facts about Illinois, including the capital, number of electoral votes, state symbols , popular tourist attractions, famous people, sports teams, fun facts, and more.

awesomeamerica.com/illinois

Illinois. Entered the Union: Dec. 3, 1818 (21), Capital: Springfield. State Nicknames: Prairie State • Land of Lincoln. State Motto: State sovereignty, national union. Origin of Name: Algonquin for “tribe of superior men”. State Tree: Live Oak, State Bird: Cardinal. State Animal: White-tailed Deer, State Flower : Violet. State Song: ...

mentalfloss.com/article/59043/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-illinois

Oct 5, 2014 ... Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

bestthingsil.com/fun-facts

From the world's tallest man, to the biggest cookie factory, and even the very first Dairy Queen, Illinoisans have plenty to be proud of. The state has a wealth of history to be uncovered, and interesting quirky bits of information that you might not have known about! Here are 14 interesting facts about the Land of Lincoln.