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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. 

-Capital: Springfield
-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. 
President Barack Obama
President Lincoln
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 (right). 
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."

~Abraham Lincoln

"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. "
                      ~Dale Carnegie
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.
God is Love.
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.

Capital: Springfield
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 
Alison Krauss
July 23, 1971 
born Decatur, Illinois 

6th Annual 
Illinois Week for the Animals
~To Be Rescheduled due to COVID19 Guidelines!~
God Bless the great State of Illinois!
Illinois Gained Statehood 
December 3, 1818
God Bless the United States of America
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