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Illinois State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Illinois have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Illinois State Seal

[Image of The Illinois State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Illinois State Flag

[Image of The Illinois State Flag]

The Illinois State Flag is a simple representation of the Great Seal of Illinois against a white background.

In 1969, the General Assembly voted to add the word "ILLINOIS" under the Great Seal of the flag. The State's name was added to the flag to ensure that people not familiar with the Great Seal of Illinois would still recognize the banner.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Amphibian: Eastern Tiger Salamander
  • Bird: Northern Cardinal
  • Butterfly: Monarch Butterfly
  • Fish: Bluegill
  • Flower: Violet
  • Fruit: Gold Rush Apple
  • Fossil: Tully Monster
  • Animal: White-tailed Deer
  • Mineral: Fluorite
  • Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union
  • Reptile: Painted Turtle
  • Soil: Drummer Silty Clay Loam
  • Song: Illinois
  • Tree: White Oak
  • Nicknames: Land of Lincoln (official), Prairie State, The Corn State, The Sucker State, Garden of the West
  • Slogans: Mile After Magnificent Mile, Right Here. Right Now

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