Illinois, also known as the Land of Lincoln, was the twenty-first state to join the Union. It became a state on December 3, 1818. The Land of Lincoln lies in the center of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Lake Michigan.
Chicago is the biggest city with nearly three million people. About nine and half million people live in the greater Chicago area.
|State Flower||Purple Violet|
|State Tree||White Oak|