The Illinois Flag

Illinois Flag
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The Illinois flag is set on a white background. The state’s seal is depicted in the center of the banner. The eagle holds a red banner in its beak that reads “State Sovereignty, National Union”.

The Illinois flag was designed by Lucy Derwent in 1912. She won a contest that was proposed by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The banner was officially adopted on July 6, 1915.

The seal itself was created in 1819. The Illinois flag was modified slightly in 1970, when the name of the state was added. A rock features two dates. 1819 is the year Illinois became a state. 1868 is the year the seal was redesigned.

Here are some quick facts about the state of Illinois.

Population: 12,831,970
Year of Admission into the Union: 1818
Nickname(s): The Prairie State, Land of Lincoln
Motto(s): State sovereignty, national union
Capital City: Springfield
Largest City: Chicago

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