Ten fun facts about Illinois


Fact 1
Illinois is known as the “Prairie State”. The capital of this state is Springfield. It is also the sixth largest city in the state with a land size of 116,250.

Fact 2
The largest and most recognized city in this state is Chicago. It has a land mass of 2,695,598.

Fact 3
The name Illinois originates from an Algonquin Indian word that is literally translated as “Warriors”.


Fact 4
President Ronald Reagan was born in this state. He was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911.

Fact 5
The state bird of Illinois is the cardinal. The state animal is the white-tailed deer and the state fish is the bluegill.

Fact 6
One of the strangest laws that ever made it on the law books in Illinois states that it is illegal for any person to urinate in their neighbor’s mouth.

Fact 7
Famous individuals that were born in this state include Jack Benny, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Hillary Clinton, and Walt Disney.

Fact 8
There is a unique law on the books that is current as of 2013 that gives any person under the age of 21 legal permission to consume alcohol if they are enrolled in a culinary school or program.

Fact 9
The main sources of agriculture in this state are corn, cattle, wheat, and soybeans.

Fact 10
The state flower is the violet while the state tree is the white oak.


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Short about Illinois
Is a state in the United States and is located in the Midwestern region.


Fast facts
Number of households
4,774,275
Population
12,868,192
Per capita income
$29,519
Life expectancy in number of years
79.0
Statehood
December 3, 1818
Capital
Springfield
Largest city
Chicago
Number of billionaires
19
State dance
Square Dance
State bird
Northern cardinal
State mammal
White-tailed deer
State fish
Bluegill
State tree
White Oak
State flower
Violet