Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.
-Statehood granted: December 3, 1818
-State flower: Viola
-Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union
-State bird: Northern cardinal
-State tree: Quercus alba
-Nicknames: The Prairie State, Land of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Foundation. Click on President Lincoln
and son Tad.
Important Illinois Facts & Information
The Staple Singers
The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples, the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha, Pervis, and Mavis.
Chicago, IL (1948) Click on Pop Staples.
Click on President Obama to visit the Obama Foundation website.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"Take away Love and our Earth is a Tomb"
~ Robert Browning
"One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. "
Click dog to see famous
musicians from Chicago..
Listen to Herbie Hancock,
born in Chicago.
Click Kitty to 'hear
"Tribute to Miles"
Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray -
Sweet Home Chicago - 1990
Born February 12, 1809,
Served in IL House of Representatives
Assassinated: April 15, 1865,
Petersen House, Washington, D.C.
Click on President Abraham Lincoln - A Tribute.
Click eagle to listen to the
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
one of Churchill's favorite hymns.
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.”
― Nelson Algren
“Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break.”
― Barack Obama
Illinois is a midwestern state bordering Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west. Nicknamed "the Prairie State," it's marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands. On Lake Michigan in its northeast is Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S. It’s famous for its skyscrapers, such as sleek, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.
First Lady Michelle Obama
Barack Obama Foundation
Presidential Center. Chicago
chosen as location!
Learn about Lake Michigan! Click on the skyline. Chicago is at the Lake’s southernmost point.
"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward." ~Abraham Lincoln
July 23, 1971
born Decatur, Illinois
Illinois Week for the Animals
October 20-28, 2018!
God Bless the great State of Illinois!
Nov 5, 2017 Daylight Saving Time Ends
Illinois Gained Statehood
December 3, 1818
God Bless the United States of America