List of Illinois state symbols Information

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

State symbols

Illinois centennial flag
1918
Type Symbol Image Law [notes 1] [1] Year adopted
Amphibian Eastern tiger salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)
Tiger salamander.jpg 5 ILCS 460/85 2005 [2]
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
White-tailed deer.jpg 5 ILCS 460/45 1982 [2]
Artifact Pirogue 5 ILCS 460/63 2017 [1]
Bird Northern cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Cardinal.jpg 5 ILCS 460/10 1929 [2]
Exercise Cycling Chicago Bicycle Program.jpg 5 ILCS 460/67 2018 [1]
Fish Bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus)
Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 5 ILCS 460/50 1986 [2]
Flower Violet
(Viola sororia)
Purple violet 5 ILCS 460/40 1908 [2]
Folk dance Square dance 5 ILCS 460/65 1990 [3]
Fruit Gold Rush Apple
(Malus domestica)
Apples.jpg 5 ILCS 460/57 2007 [1]
Fossil Tully monster
(Tullimonstrum gregarium)
Tullimonstrum gregarium 343.JPG 5 ILCS 460/60 1989 [4]
Grain Corn 5 ILCS 460/56.5 2018 [5]
Insect Monarch butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Monarch In May.jpg 5 ILCS 460/15 1975 [2]
Mineral Fluorite
(Calcium fluoride)
Fluorite with Iron Pyrite.jpg 5 ILCS 460/25 1965 [4]
Motto "State sovereignty, national union" 5 ILCS 460/5 [notes 2] 1818 [6]
Nickname "The Prairie State" Traditional [4]
Pet Shelter dogs and shelter cats 5 ILCS 460/47 2017 [1]
Pie Pumpkin pie Pumpkin Pie.jpg 5 ILCS 460/100 2016 [1]
Prairie grass Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardii)
Andropogon gerardii.jpg 5 ILCS 460/55 1989 [4]
Reptile Painted turtle
(Chrysemys picta)
Terrapene sierschildpad Chrysemys picta.jpg 5 ILCS 460/90 2006 [1]
Slogan "Land of Lincoln" 5 ILCS 460/30 1955 [4]
Snackfood Popcorn
(Zea mays averta)
Popcorn up close salted and air popped.jpg 5 ILCS 460/80 2004 [1]
Soil Drummer silty clay loam
(mesic Typic Endoaquoll)
5 ILCS 460/75 2001 [1]
Song " Illinois" 5 ILCS 460/35 1925 [7]
Tartan Illinois Saint Andrew Society Tartan 5 ILCS 460/95 2012 [1]
Theatre The Great American People Show 5 ILCS 460/70 1995 [1]
Tree White oak
(Quercus alba)
(replaced "Native Oak" adopted in 1908)
Quercus alba.jpg 5 ILCS 460/40 1973 [2]
Vegetable Sweet corn 5 ILCS 460/56 2015 [1]
Wildflower Milkweed
(Asclepias spp.)
Asclepiascommon.JPG 5 ILCS 460/43 2017 [1]

Notes

  1. ^ Unless otherwise indicated entries are defined in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 5 (General Provisions), State Designations Act (5 ILCS 460/)(
  2. ^ The motto is defined in the original legislation defining the state seal. The legislation has been renewed.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m State Designations Act, Illinois General Assembly, retrieved 2019-05-20
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "State Symbols". Illinois.gov. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  3. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum.
  4. ^ a b c d e Illinois State Symbols, Department of Natural Resources, retrieved 2019-05-20
  5. ^ Janssen, Kim (December 28, 2017). "Exciting days for corn lovers as corn to become official state grain of Illinois". Chicago Tribune.
  6. ^ Seal of the State of Illinois, Illinois.gov, retrieved 2019-05-20
  7. ^ James Krohe Jr. (July 7, 2016), "Everybody join in: Illinois needs a new state song for a new era", Illinois Times, retrieved 2019-05-20