Illinois Bureau of Tourism, James R Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph
Street #3-400, Chicago IL 60601; 312-814-4733; 800-2CONNECT; Fax: 312-814-6581.
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State Amphibian: Eastern tiger salamander
State Animal: white-tailed deer
State Bird: cardinal
State Dance: square dance
State Fish: bluegill
State Flower: native violet
State Fossil: Tully monster
State Insect: monarch butterfly
State Mineral: fluorite
State Motto: State sovereignty, national union.
State Nickname: Land of Lincoln and Prairie State
State Prairie Grass: big bluestem
State Reptile: painted turtle
State Slogan: Land of Lincoln and The Prairie State
State Snack Food: popcorn
State Song: Illinois
State Tree: white oak
Illinois — Woodland Culture capital of the Illinois area.
Fort de Chartres — Seat of French rule during the early 1720s.
Kaskaskia, Illinois — Territorial capital (1809-1818).
Vandalia, Illinois — State capital (1819-1839).
Springfield, Illinois — Current capital of Illinois (1839-present).
Illinois; Chicago Stomps; Chicago, Chicago; The Night Chicago Died; Dearborn Street Breakdown.
Cozy Dog Drive, Springfield, Illinois — Corn dogs were invented here.
Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Illinois — The longest-running state fair in the U.S.
Museum of Funeral Customs,
1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702; 217-544-3480. Fax: 217-544-3484.
Illinois state law requires that single women address bachelors as master,
not mister. It doesn't say what the men should call women.