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List of Illinois state symbols facts for kids

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

State symbols

Seal of Illinois
1867
Illinois centennial flag
1918
Type Symbol Image Law Year adopted
Amphibian Eastern tiger salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)
Tiger salamander.jpg 5 ILCS 460/85 2005
Animal White-tailed deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
White-tailed deer.jpg 5 ILCS 460/45 1982
Artifact Pirogue 5 ILCS 460/63 2017
Bird Northern cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Cardinal.jpg 5 ILCS 460/10 1929
Exercise Cycling Chicago Bicycle Program.jpg 5 ILCS 460/67 2018
Fish Bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus)
Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 5 ILCS 460/50 1986
Flower Violet
(Viola sororia)
Purple violet 5 ILCS 460/40 1908
Folk dance Square dance 5 ILCS 460/65 1990
Fruit Gold Rush Apple
(Malus domestica)
Gold Rush PK1 jm26174 ji.jpg 5 ILCS 460/57 2007
Fossil Tully monster
(Tullimonstrum gregarium)
Tullimonstrum gregarium 343.JPG 5 ILCS 460/60 1989
Grain Corn 5 ILCS 460/56.5 2018
Insect Monarch butterfly
(Danaus plexippus)
Monarch In May.jpg 5 ILCS 460/15 1975
Mineral Fluorite
(Calcium fluoride)
Fluorite with Iron Pyrite.jpg 5 ILCS 460/25 1965
Motto "State sovereignty, national union" 5 ILCS 460/5 1818
Nickname "The Prairie State" Traditional
Pet Shelter dogs and shelter cats 5 ILCS 460/47 2017
Pie Pumpkin pie Pumpkin Pie.jpg 5 ILCS 460/100 2016
Prairie grass Big bluestem
(Andropogon gerardii)
Andropogon gerardii.jpg 5 ILCS 460/55 1989
Reptile Painted turtle
(Chrysemys picta)
Terrapene sierschildpad Chrysemys picta.jpg 5 ILCS 460/90 2006
Slogan "Land of Lincoln" 5 ILCS 460/30 1955
Snackfood Popcorn Popcorn up close salted and air popped.jpg 5 ILCS 460/80 2004
Soil Drummer silty clay loam
(mesic Typic Endoaquoll)
5 ILCS 460/75 2001
Song "Illinois" 5 ILCS 460/35 1925
Tartan Illinois Saint Andrew Society Tartan 5 ILCS 460/95 2012
Theatre The Great American People Show 5 ILCS 460/70 1995
Tree White oak
(Quercus alba)
(replaced "Native Oak" adopted in 1908)
Quercus alba.jpg 5 ILCS 460/40 1973
Vegetable Sweet corn 5 ILCS 460/56 2015
Wildflower Milkweed
(Asclepias spp.)
Asclepiascommon.JPG 5 ILCS 460/43 2017
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