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Illinois Flag
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BOOKS ABOUT ILLINOIS

Illinois 24/7
Illinois 24/7


Ghosthunting Illinois
Ghosthunting Illinois


Month by Month Gardening in Illinois
Month by Month Gardening
in Illinois


L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet
L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet


Frontier Illinois
Frontier Illinois

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Max Abramovitz
Franklin Pierce Adams
Jane Addams
Saul Alinsky
Gillian Anderson
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Jean Auel
Arnold O. Beckman
Jack Benny
Black Hawk
Harry A. Blackmun
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Richard J. Daley
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Betty Friedan
La Loie” Fuller
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Mitzi Gaynor
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Marion Mahony Griffin
Walter Burley Griffin
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George E. Hale
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Ernest Hemingway
Lorraine Hansberry
John M. Harlan II
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Wild Bill Hickok
William Holden
Rock Hudson
Doris Humphrey
Robert G. Ingersoll
Burl Ives
Michael Jackson
James Jones
Quincy Jones
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Walter Kerr
Julia Lathrop
Nella Larsen
Vachel Lindsay
Archibald MacLeish
David Mamet
Homer Z. Martin
Ken Mattingly*
Stanley Mazor
Johnston McCulley
Marilyn Miller
Robert A. Millikan
Sherrill Milnes
Bill Murray
Diane Nash
John G. Neihardt
Peter Newell
Bob Newhart
Nichelle Nichols
Frank Norris
Michelle Obama
Donald O'Connor
William S. Paley
Drew Pearson
Richard Pryor
Ronald Reagan
Carl Sandburg
Lewis Hastings Sarett
Sam Shepard
William L. Shirer
McLean Stevenson
Preston Sturges
Clyde W. Tombaugh
Gloria Swanson
Carl Van Doren
Mark Van Doren
Melvin Van Peebles
Vincent du Vigneaud
Irving Wallace
Alfred Wallenstein
Raquel Welch
Florenz Ziegfeld




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Illinois Posters, Prints, Photographs, Maps, & Calendars
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Illinois from Space Poster
Illinois from Space
Poster

(40º0'0"N 89º0'0"W)

State Bird : Cardinal
State Flower : Purple Violet
State Insect : Monarch Butterfly
State Tree : White Oak
State Capital : Springfield
State Motto : “State Sovereignty, National Union”
Illinois Map by county.
US Census Bureau facts
Illinois Facts

Illinois, known as the “Prairie State” and the “Land of Lincoln”, joined the Union on December 3, 1818 as the 21th state. The word ‘illinois’ is from the Algonquin Indian word for “tribe of superior men” and was the name given to the Illinois River by explorer de La Salle.

Illinois is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan (Michigan water border) and Indiana, the south by the Ohio River with Kentucky, the western border is the Mississippi River with Missouri and Iowa, and on the north by Wisconsin. Illinois is in the East North Central Region (US Census Bureau).



Illinois Flag Art Print
Illinois Flag
Art Print

State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois Art Print
State Capitol, Springfield,
Illinois Art Print

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University of Chicago, Illinois, Art Print
University of Chicago, Illinois,
Art Print

Swift Hall, Northwestern University, Illinois Art Print
Swift Hall, Northwestern University, Illinois
Art Print


Chicago from Space Art Print
Chicago from Space
Art Print

View of the Great Fire of Chicago, 9th October 1871, from the West Side, Giclee Print
View of the Great Fire
of Chicago from the West Side, October 9, 1871,
Giclee Print

World's Fair Chicago - "The White City", Art Print, Childe Hassam
World's Fair Chicago - “The White City, 1893”, Art Print,
Childe Hassam
Chicago River Enters Lake Michigan with East Wacker Drive, IL Giclee Print
Chicago River Enters
Lake Michigan,
Giclee Print

The World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago, May through October 1893. Known as “The White City” for the white stucco that covered most of the buildings and the use of street lights to extend the fair time into the evening, the Exposition served to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus' Discovery of America and as a showcase of the rebuilding of the city of after the disasterous 1871 fire. Over 27 million people attended the Exposition, about half the 1893 US population.

Frederick Childe Hassam (b. 1856; Dorchester, MA, d. 1935) was an American Impressionist.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

cities posters
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Central Plains Poster Map, National Geographic
Central Plains Poster Map,
National Geographic, 1985, side 2

Central Plains Map from National Geographic


Audubon Cardinal, Giclee Print
Audubon Cardinal,
Giclee Print

Cardinals are passerine birds (perching songbirds) native to both North and South America. Cardinals have red plummage and are seed eaters.

Cardinals are also the state bird of Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Purple Violet with Green Leaves, Photographic Print
Purple Violet
with Green Leaves,
Photographic Print

Violets, the state flower of Illinois, are perennial plants with broad, heart-shaped leaves and usually violet colored flowers. Violets are native to the eastern US and Canada and prefer damp woods and meadows; in lawns they are considered weeds. Candied violets are a flower preserved in a coating of sugar. Violets are also the state flower Rhode Island, New Jersey, Wisconsin and the of birth flower for the month of February.


Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus), Photographic Print
Monarch Butterfly
(Danaus Plexippus),
Photographic Print

Monarch butterflies feature an orange and black pattern on their wings, and are known for their lengthy and multigenerational migrations. Monarch butterfly is also the state insect of Alabama, Idaho, and Texas, and the state butterfly of Minnesota and West Virginia.


Over Cup White Oak, Art Print
Over Cup White Oak,
Art Print

The Illinois State Tree is the white oak. Individual trees commonly reach a height of 100 feet and when growing in the open, they often have widely spreading branches, making them excellent shade trees.

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Prairie Grass, Blue Sky, Marion County, Illinois, USA, Photographic Print
Prairie Grass, Blue Sky,
Marion County, Illinois, USA,
Photographic Print

Central Illinois is a flat grasslands biome. In the US grasslands are called prairie, in Africa grasslands are known as “savannahs” and “veldts”, South America - “pampas”, and Asia - “steppes”.)

The Confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cairo, Illinois, Photographic Print
The Confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cairo, Illinois,
Photographic Print




Southern Illinois, known as “Little Egypt”, supposedly because the area around the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers was similar to the Nile River Delta.


Illinois, Lincoln Country, Art Print
Illinois, Lincoln Country,
Art Print

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, Illinois, USA Photographic Print
Lincoln's New Salem State
Historic Site, Illinois, USA
Photographic Print

Abraham Lincoln moved with his father and stepmother to Illinois in 1830. He struck out on his own in New Salem, IL.

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Marquette and Joliet Meeting Native Americans in Illinois, c.1670, Giclee Print
Marquette and Joliet Meeting Native Americans in Illinois, c.1670,
Giclee Print


Northeast Native American Cultures -
The northeastern part of the U.S. and Canada includes coastal lands, rivers, the Great Lakes, valleys and mountains. Before the arrival of European settlers, this region was mostly one vast forest. In these woodlands teeming with deer, bear, rabbit, and other animals, most of the Indians were hunters and gatherers. They also fished in the lakes and rivers. In wet marshy areas Indians gathered wild rice. And in the summer, some tribes planted crops of corn, squash, and beans.

Illinois is home to what was once one of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia. The Mississippians who lived here were accomplished builders who erected a wide variety of structures from practical homes for everyday living to monumental public works that have maintained their grandeur for centuries. Cahokia was larger than London in AD 1250.

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