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Illinois State Facts

POSTAL ABBREVIATION:  IL

CAPITAL CITY:  Springfield

NICKNAME:  Prairie State

RESIDENTS ARE CALLED:  Illinoisans

MOTTO:  State Sovereignty, National Union

SONG:  Illinois

BIRD:  Cardinal

INSECT:  Monarch Butterfly

FLOWER:  Illinois Nature Violet

TREE:  White Oak

LARGEST CITY:  Chicago

HIGHEST POINT:  Charles Mound (1,235 ft.)

BECAME A STATE ON:  December 3, 1818 (21th)

# OF US REPRESENTATIVES:  19

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