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State of Illinois

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Facts about Illinois

  • The State of Illinois is the 21st U.S. state.
  • Illinois received statehood on December 3, 1818.
  • Illinois's state capital is Springfield.
  • Illinois's state postal abbreviation is IL.

Illinois's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: Purple violet
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Viola
  • Year: 1908

  • Official State Motto: State Sovereignty--National Union
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Illinois

  • Official State Tree: White oak
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Quercus alba
  • Year: 1973

Illinois's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams WNBA - Womens National Basketball Association Teams

Illinois's State Government and Public Safety


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