LAND OF LINCOLN
• The capital of Illinois
is in Springfield, but it
hasn’t always been
there. There have
been 2 other state
capitals, which include
became the final
capital in 1839.
Sizing Up Illinois!
• Area of State:
57,918 sq. mi.
Animal: White Tail Deer Butterfly
Tree: White Oak
• Illinois’ Nicknames are the Land of Lincoln
and The Prairie State. How do you think
the state got these nicknames?
• Illinois’ Motto is State Sovereignty,
National Union. This means that we live
by our state laws but also by our federal
The Flag of Illinois
The symbol in the center of the flag is the
seal of Illinois. The word Illinois was
added to the flag in 1969.
More About Illinois
• Illinois became a state on December 3,
1818. This is called the date of statehood.
• Illinois has a state song. It is called
Illinois! The words were written by C.H.
Chamberlain and the music was written by
Archibald Johnston. Here is what it sounds
Famous People From Illinois
There are many famous people that come from Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln- Abe was a Senator from Illinois who went
on the become the 16th President.
Rod Blagojevich- He is our current Governor.
Walt Disney- The Disney man grew up in Chicago.
Ronald Reagan- This President was born in IL.
Black Hawk- He was the Chief of the Sauk tribe.