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List of Illinois state symbols

This is a list of official symbols for the U.S. state of Illinois:

State symbols


Illinois centennial flag
1918
Type Symbol Image Law Year adopted
Amphibian Eastern tiger salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)
2005
Bird Northern cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
1928[1]
Butterfly Monarch butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
1975
Folk dance Square dance 1990[2]
Fish Bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus)
1986[1]
Flower Violet
(Viola sororia)
Purple violet 1908
Snack food Popcorn
(Zea mays averta)
2004[3]
Fruit Gold Rush Apple
(Malus domestica)
2007[4]
Fossil Tully monster
(Tullimonstrum gregarium)
1991
Prairie grass Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardii)
1989
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
1980
Mineral Fluorite
(Calcium fluoride)
1965
Motto State sovereignty, national union
Nickname
  • Land of Lincoln (official)
  • Prairie State
  • The Corn State
  • The Sucker State
  • Garden of the West
[5]
Reptile Painted turtle
(Chrysemys picta)
2005
Slogans
  • Mile After Magnificent Mile
  • Right Here. Right Now.
Soil Drummer silty clay loam
(mesic Typic Endoaquoll)
2001[6]
Song "Illinois" 1925
Tree White oak
(Quercus alba)
1972

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "State Symbols". Illinois.gov. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum. 
  3. ^ 5 ILCS 460/ State Designations Act
  4. ^ "State fruit". (5 ILCS 460/57). ILGA.gov. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Illinois". Illinois State Symbols & Emblems. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Illinois State Soil Profile". State Soils. USDA.gov. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 


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