Illinois State Facts and History

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Illinois State flag

Illinois Quick Facts

State Symbols of Illinois

State AmphibianEastern tiger salamander
State AnimalWhite-tailed deer
State BirdCardinal
State DanceSquare dance
State FishBluegill
State FlowerViolet
State FossilTully monster
State InsectMonarch butterfly
State MineralFluorite
State MottoState sovereignty, national union
State NicknamePrairie State
State Prarie GrassBig bluestem
State ReptilePainted turtle
State Snack FoodPopcorn
State SoilDrummer silty clay loam
State TreeWhite oak

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
  • NFL: Chicago Bears
  • NBA: Chicago Bulls
  • NHL: Chicago Blackhawks
  • MLS: Chicago Fire FC

College & Universities

Adler School of Professional PsychologyCity Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey CollegeIllinois Center for Broadcasting-Lombard Campus
Advocate Illinois Masonic School of Radiologic TechnologyCity Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeIllinois Central College
Advocate Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic TechnologyCity Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright CollegeIllinois College
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-BellevilleCollege of DuPageIllinois College of Optometry
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-EdwardsvilleCollege of Lake CountyIllinois Eastern Community College-System Office
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-GodfreyColumbia College-ChicagoIllinois Eastern Community Colleges-Frontier Community Coll
American Academy of ArtConcept College of CosmetologyIllinois Eastern Community Colleges-Lincoln Trail College
American Career College of Hair Design IncConcordia University-ChicagoIllinois Eastern Community Colleges-Olney Central College
American InterContinental University-OnlineCortiva Institute-ChicagoIllinois Eastern Community Colleges-Wabash Valley College
Argosy University-ChicagoCosmetology & Spa InstituteIllinois Institute of Technology
Argosy University-SchaumburgDanville Area Community CollegeIllinois School of Health Careers
Aurora UniversityDanville Area Community College-radiation Technology ProgramIllinois State University
Banner Institute-ChicagoDePaul UniversityIllinois Valley Community College
Barat CollegeDeVry University-Administrative OfficeIllinois Welding School
Beck Area Career Center-Red BudDeVry University-IllinoisIllinois Wesleyan University
Bell Mar Beauty CollegeDominican UniversityIngalls Memorial Hospital Dietetic Internship
Benedictine UniversityDu Quoin Beauty CollegeInstitute for Clinical Social Work
BIR Training CenterEast-West UniversityInternational Academy of Design And Technology
Black Hawk CollegeEastern Illinois UniversityInternational Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago
Blackburn CollegeEducators of Beauty-La SalleITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect
Blessing Hospital School of Medical Laboratory TechnologyEducators of Beauty-RockfordITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook
Blessing Hospital School of Radiologic TechnologyEducators of Beauty-SterlingITT Technical Institute-Orland Park
Blessing Rieman College of NursingElgin Community CollegeJohn A Logan College
Bradley UniversityElmhurst CollegeJohn Amico School of Hair Design
Brown Mackie College-Quad CitiesEmpire Beauty School-Hanover ParkJohn Wood Community College
Cain’s Barber College IncEnvironmental Technical Institute-Blue IslandJoliet Junior College
CALC Institute of TechnologyEnvironmental Technical Institute-ItascaJudson University
Cameo Beauty AcademyErikson InstituteKankakee Community College
Cannella School of Hair DesignEureka CollegeKaskaskia College
Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue IslandEuropean Massage Therapy School-SkokieKendall College
Cannella School of Hair Design-ChicagoEverest College-Burr RidgeKishwaukee College
Cannella School of Hair Design-ElginEverest College-ChicagoKnowledge Systems Institute
Cannella School of Hair Design-Villa ParkEverest College-Merrionette ParkKnox College
Capital Area School of Practical NursingEverest College-North AuroraLa James International College-East Moline
Capri Garfield Ridge School of Beauty CultureFox College IncLake Forest College
Capri Oak Forest Beauty CollegeGarrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryLake Forest Graduate School of Management
Cardean UniversityGem City CollegeLake Land College
Career Colleges of ChicagoGovernors State UniversityLakeview College of Nursing
Carl Sandburg CollegeGraham Hospital School of NursingLamonts International School of Cosmetology
Catholic Theological Union at ChicagoGreater West Town Training PartnershipLe Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago
CET-ChicagoGreenville CollegeLewis and Clark Community College
Chicago State UniversityHair Professionals Academy of CosmetologyLewis University
Chicago Theological SeminaryHair Professionals Career CollegeLexington College
Chicago Urban League Computer Training CenterHair Professionals Career College IncLincoln Christian University
Christian Life CollegeHair Professionals School of CosmetologyLincoln College
City Colleges of Chicago-District OfficeHairmasters Institute of CosmetologyLincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington CollegeHarper CollegeLincoln Land Community College
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman CollegeHarrington College of DesignLoyola University-Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King CollegeHeartland Community CollegeLutheran School of Theology at Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X CollegeHebrew Theological CollegeMac Daniels Beauty School

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Navy Pier
  2. Shedd Aquarium
  3. Brookfield Zoo
  4. Six Flags Great America
  5. Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  6. Art Institute of Chicago
  7. Lincoln Park Zoo
  8. Museum of Science and Industry
  9. Millennium Park
  10. Adler Planetarium
  11. Chicago Park District
  12. Morton Arboretum
  13. Chicago Botanic Garden
  14. Cloud Gate
  15. Water Tower Place
  16. Magnificent Mile
  17. Skydeck Chicago
  18. Starved Rock State Park

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Franklin Pierce Adamsauthor
Jane Addamssocial worker
Mary Astoractress
Jack Bennycomedian
Black HawkSauk Native American chief
Harry A. Blackmunjurist
Bonnie BlairOlympic speed skater
Ray Bradburyauthor
William Jennings Bryanorator and politician
Edgar Rice Burroughsnovelist
Gower Championchoreographer
John ChancellorTV commentator
Raymond Chandlerwriter
Hillary ClintonSecretary of State
Jimmy Connorstennis champion
James Gould Cozzensnovelist
Richard J. Daleymayor of Chicago
Miles Davismusician
Peter DeVriesnovelist
Everett Dirksensenator
Walt Disneyfilm animator and producer
John Dos Passosauthor
James T. Farrellnovelist
Dan Fogelbergsinger and songwriter
Harrison Fordactor
Betty Friedanfeminist
Benny Goodmanmusician
John Guntherauthor
Ernest Hemingwayauthor
Charlton Hestonactor
Wild Bill Hickokscout
William Holdenactor
Rock Hudsonactor
Burl Ivessinger
James Jonesnovelist
John Jonescivil rights leader
Quincy Jonescomposer
Keokuk (Watchful Fox)chief of the Sac and Fox Indians
Walter Kerrdrama critic
Archibald MacLeishpoet
David Mametplaywright
Robert A. Millikanphysicist
Sherrill Milnesbaritone
Bill Murrayactor
Bob Newhartactor and comedian
William S. Paleybroadcasting executive
Drew Pearsoncolumnist
Richard Pryorcomedian and actor
Ronald Reaganformer president and actor
Carl Sandburgpoet
Sam Shepardplaywright
William L. Shirerauthor and historian
Shel Silversteinauthor
John Paul Stevensjurist
McLean Stevensonactor
Preston Sturgesdirector
Gloria Swansonactress
Carl Van Dorenwriter and educator
Melvin Van Peeblesplaywright;
Irving Wallacenovelist
Alfred Wallensteinconductor
Raquel Welchactress
Oprah Winfreytelevision talk show host and actress
Florenz Ziegfieldtheatrical producer.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Amitabh Bachchan
  2. Harrison Ford
  3. Charlton Heston
  4. William Holden
  5. Marlee Matlin
  6. Melissa McCarthy
  7. Frances McDormand
  8. George Wendt
  9. Robin Williams

Map of Illinois

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