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The State of Illinois (pronounce /ˌɪlɨˈnɔɪ/|Ill-i-NOY) is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Illinois is the most populous and demographically diverseMidwestern state and the fifth most populous in the nation. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and western Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a broad economic base. Illinois is an important transportation hub; the Port of Chicago connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River via the Illinois River. Illinois is often viewed as a microcosm of the United States; an Associated Press analysis of 21 demographic factors found Illinois the "most average state," while Peoria has long been a proverbial social and cultural bellwether.

Trivia about illinois

  • This state, besides having the first, also has the most nuclear reactors
  • In 1960 Richard Daley's political machine gave JFK a narrow, disputed win in this state
  • Galesburg, seat of this state's Knox County, was the site of a Lincoln-Douglas debate
  • Walgreen,Spiegel,Sears
  • Like Abe Lincoln, 19th century VP Adlai Stevenson was born in Kentucky but was a congressman from this state
  • Peoria City-County Landfill
  • Bears,Bulls,Cubs
  • Perry,Piatt,Peoria
  • The state where Ronald Reagan was born in 1911
  • John Belushi's alter ego Joliet Jake Blues served time in this state's Joliet Pen
  • Not surprisingly in 1892, this state became the first to make Lincoln's birthday a legal holiday
  • Located in this state, Rock Island is the site of the government's largest military arsenal
  • Dick Durbin and the guy seen here are this state's senators
  • It's the "Prairie State"
  • The tallest building in this state is the 110-story Sears Tower
  • "Roachtown" & "Sandwich" are in this state, also home to "Skokie"
  • Among its nicknames are "The Prairie State" & "The Land of Lincoln"
  • Champaign,Pulaski,Cook
  • "Dandelion Wine" is based on Bradbury's own childhood in Waukegan in this state
  • Speakers from this state have included Joseph Cannon, Henry Rainey & Dennis Hastert
  • Situated on the picturesque Sangamon River, Springfield in this state is served by Capital Airport
  • [State outline]
  • In 1858 Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas had a series of debates over who should be senator from this state
  • Some call it the "Prairie State", some the "Land of Lincoln"
  • You're off to the land of Lincoln Correctional Center & also Dixon (but no Mason)
  • Barack Obama
  • (I'm CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien.) Barack Obama can claim favorite son status all over the country; born in Hawaii, he went to college in New York & then moved to this state as a community organizer
  • Dixon,Metropolis,Decatur
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • Dozens of Guinea baboons frolic on Baboon Island at the Brookfield Zoo in this Midwest state
  • South Holland,Northbrook,East St. Louis
  • If you're leaving Normal, you're leaving a university town near Bloomington in this "Prairie State"
  • The first McDonald's was in California; the second, in this state, now home to the corporate headquarters
  • "Land of Lincoln"
  • The Sears Tower,The McDonald's Museum,Abe Lincoln's Tomb
  • Oscar Mayer, Louis Rich & Swift's Premium all first packed their products in this state
  • This state could use some crowd control: it's the most populous state in the Midwest
  • On fire--on Oct. 8, 1871, 90,000 people in a major city were left homeless in this state
  • Rockford is its third-largest city
  • Evanston in this state was named for John Evans, a founder of Northwestern University
  • This "Prairie State" calls itself "the Heart of the Nation", "the Hub of the Nation" & "the Crossroads of America"
  • This school's Urbana-Champaign campus is home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • DePaul,Wheaton,Northwestern
  • Dennis Hastert,Henry Hyde,Rahm Emanuel
  • The state from which Abe was first elected to national office
  • "On the record of thy years, Abraham Lincoln's name appears, Grant and Logan, and our tears"
  • J. Dennis Hastert,Jesse Jackson, Jr.
  • Sears homes can be found in all the 48 contiguous states; Carlinville SW of Springfield in this state has the most
  • Robert E. Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in ____"
  • Judy Biggert represents this state's 13th District, which includes parts of DuPage, Will & Cook counties
  • The quad cities comprise Bettendorf & Davenport, Iowa & Rock Island & Moline in this state
  • Iowa,Indiana,Illinois
  • Tootsie Roll Industries,McDonald's
  • This language spoken by the Peoria tribe shares its name with a state
  • Jane Addams was one of the first to receive a B.A. degree at Rockford College in this state
  • Peter Roskam won the seat held for 32 years by this state's Henry Hyde
  • In the mid-1800s 70,000 Mormons traveled the Mormon Pioneer Trail between Nauvoo in this state & Utah
  • What the Beastie Boys album gives you "License to" & what it does to your mom when you crank it up
  • Before he ran for President, Adlai Stevenson served a term as governor of this state
  • Carol Moseley-Braun, the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, represented this state, 1993-1999
  • Champaign toasted the oil discovered in this state; now it's second in production for states east of the Mississippi
  • Stephen A. Douglas
  • Rock Island is not on an island but a city on the Mississippi River in this state that borders Iowa
  • Ray Bradbury &Gene Siskel
  • ...means "he" in French
  • Shown here, Roland Burris from this state had some problems with his Senate seating arrangements
  • You can tour numerous Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Oak Park in this state

Tweets about illinois

  • Southern Illinois: where the summer humidity makes the air thicker than Adele's thighs.
  • RT @ColemanJalen: Excited to announce that I will be attending the Univ of Illinois. Looking forward to adding banners and accomplishing my…
  • Attn #Illinois #media: @BruceRauner is a business executive. As such, he is NOT accustomed to being questioned. He gets defensive.
  • RT @Rivals: Hoops: #Rivals150 SG Jalen Coleman commits to #Illinois ($) #Illini
  • RT @MarkTupper: Like a 27-foot 3-point swish, Jalen Coleman launches Illinois' September to Remember: #dechr
  • Contribution in Medicaid Expansion in Illinois
  • Illinois judge rules police entitled to Swat raid over parody Twitter account... -
  • RT @ABC7Chicago: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to decriminalize pot statewide -->
  • SG Coleman, No. 34 overall, commits to Illini
  • RT @chicagonewsnow: Rahm Emanuel Urges Illinois Lawmakers To Decriminalize Marijuana #chicago
  • Former Illinois Rep. Ken Gray dies at 89
  • @ColemanJalen welcome JC!!! #IlliniNation #illinois basketball
  • #Illinois #IT #Job #Chicago - Sr Software Engineer I #ITjob see >>
  • RT @scavrudatz: Illinois Wesleyan University educates about #Mitel #Voice and #Collab benefits @FrontierCorp -
  • RT @all_ohio: #commitmentwatch ‘15 La Lumiere G Jalen Coleman (@colemanjalen) is headed to Illinois! #congrats #AOR #B1G
  • #art #kickstarter A Little Free Library for Springfield, Illinois
  • RT @Champaign_Room: BREAKING: 5-star PG/SG Jalen Coleman has committed to Illinois. Story here:
  • WIFR: Northern Illinois Food Bank Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Evaluator
  • Breakdown: Four-star guard Jalen Coleman pops for Illinois -
  • RT @ashileytayag: Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014 in Chicago, Illinois: October 24-25 (U.S.), October 25-26 (Philippine time) #GOMCM
  • Final/ Saturday Western Illinois 3 - Wisconsin 37
  • 200 political scientists have now joined the boycott of Illinois University over #Salaita. To join them, see
  • I truly believe it's illinois/Chicago people tho, worst mfs you ever wanna be around old or young, old mfs be hating too
  • RT @shooting4days: @Hungry_humble0 and I could do great things at ILLINOIS #Home 🔶🔷
  • Saturday was more evidence of #Northwestern's downward spiral, write @ChrisDJohnsonn:
  • Hinsdale illinois plumbers otherwise smelting the starboard in good taste: cFRyRj
  • Storms cut power to more than 600,000 in Michigan, Illinois, An Illinois woman died Saturday of injuries she sustain…
  • RT @PepperTheDog: #Adopt #Dog #IL SYLVIA: SYLVIA's Story: SYLVIA's info: ... Plz RT 2 Help
  • Preference round wit da boo 💋 #SororityRecruitment @ Western Illinois University
  • Nursing Jobs: Nursing Stepdown RN - Illinois HJN-100229-3: Nursing Registered Nurse/Staff Nurse (RN) at trust...
  • Illinois small businesses to get early look at Obamacare exchange -
  • Rozner: Young Huskies prevail in Battle of Illinois - via @dailyherald
  • Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014 in Chicago, Illinois: October 24-25 (U.S.), October 25-26 (Philippine time) #GOMCM
  • Risk Management and Compliance Analyst - Northbrook, Illinois - Allstate Insurance #insurancejobs #jobs #insurance
  • Sr. Software Application Designer Drivewise/Connected Car-Northbrook, Illinois-Allstate Insurance #insurancejobs #
  • Find #ConsumerChoiceMarketing product and business reps in Illinois at
  • RT @fabiochiusi: Boccia a Repubblica: "Lavoro ad un libro con alcuni economisti dell'Università dell'Illinois sulla #webtax"
  • Colorado, Illinois and Ohio are reporting cases with symptoms similar to the virus affecting children in Missouri.
  • GIF: A truly bonehead play results in a Wisconsin Badgers safety
  • This Western Illinois WR isn’t drinking the Kool Aid (H/T @James__Stratton)
  • “@darrenrovell: This Western Illinois isn’t drinking the Kool Aid (H/T @James__Stratton)”
  • RT @CollegeGameDay: Scores in the #BigTen: Wisconsin - 2 Western Illinois - 0 Nebraska -14 McNeese State - 14 CMU - 21 Purdue - 7 WKU - 10 …
  • The Western Illinois Leathernecks Are Performing A Lot Better Than I Thought.
  • @927Erik WKU and Illinois is a much better game to watch.
  • Illinois football is just getting sad. Program is in bad shape. I'm not an Illinois fan but they deserve better.
  • @Larrsny Lol we're in the MAC and yes we're better than half that conference. We could beat Illinois itself
  • Illinois hospital asks children not to visit due to unknown virus
  • #WKU on the move. At the Illinois 16.
  • WKU now absolutely shredding the Illinois defense.
  • My biggest concern for the defense today is facing mobile QB. Last time they did that, they gave up 5.8 YPC against Illinois.