Illinois: The Prairie State
Map of U.S. showing location of Illinois


CAPITAL: Springfield

STATEHOOD: 1818; 21st state

ATTRACTIONS: Museum of Science and Industry; Millennium Park

FUN FACT: Abraham Lincoln practiced law in central Illinois and was a state legislator before becoming president.


Illinois state flag
Illinois State flower: violet; State Bird: cardinal; State Animal: white-tailed deer; State Quarter

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Photo credits: Guassian Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); FrankvandenBergh, iStockphoto (flag); Jeffrey Palm, Dreamstime (deer); Steve Byland, Dreamstime (cardinal); Merrymoonmary, iStockphoto (violet)

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