Illinois is home to Chicago, the third most densely populated city in the United States, Illinois is a major hub for transportation and commerce. Students studying in Illinois can experience the culture and benefits of living in a major metropolitan area or in a vast countryside of farmland on the interior plains. Illinois is also the home of the current US president, Barack Obama.
Illinois was named for the Illinois Indians, Illinois became the 21st state in 1818. Illinois' capital is Springfield, which is the home of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Illinois state amphibian is the Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) and state reptile is the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta).
Illinois State Symbols is a state resource that contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Illinois state facts such as Illinois state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Illinois, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Illinois State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|American Folk Dance||Square Dance|
|Amphibian||Eastern Tiger Salamander
|Fossil||The Tully Monster
|Fruit||Gold Rush Apple
|Motto||"State Sovereignty, National Union"|
|Nicknames||"Land of Lincoln"|
|Prairie Grass||Big Bluestem
|Quarter||Illinois State Quarter|
(Chrysemys picta picta)
|Slogan||"Land of Lincoln"|
|Theatre||The Great American People Show|
(Fagaceae Quercus alba)