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Illinois // Springfield, IL // Midwest Region // Central Time
(The Lincoln State, The Prairie State)
Territory established: March 2, 1809
Statehood granted: December 3, 1818 // 21st state
Illinois was formed out of land from the Northwest Territory.
[View evolution maps of Illinois]

#4289 // September 2, 2008
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Illinois State Flag
and windmill
#1965 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Red Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
and Violet
#1653 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Illinois State Flag

#1339 // February 12, 1968 // Shawneetown, IL
150th Anniversary of
Illinois Statehood

Farm Buildings and
Fields of Ripening Grain

#3573 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Illinois

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Illinois state quarter
View Illinois state map
View Illinois clock

The state name is the French version of a word of the Native American
Algonquian language, which means "warrior" or "tribe of superior men".
Illinois is the home of the second tallest building in the United States.
Willis Tower, until July 2009 named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower,
is a 108-story, 1,451 ft (442 m) high skyscraper located in Chicago, IL.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
55,584 [143.962]
ranked 24th
(census 2010)
ranked 5th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
231 [89]
ranked 13th
The State of Illinois has 24 counties.
Historic Route 66 starts in Adams Street, Chicago, IL
and leads 301 miles (484 km) through Illinois.

Stamped Cards 

#UXC23 // February 1, 1986 // Chicago, IL
Stamped Air Post Postal Card
Chicago Skyline

The International Stamp Show was held from May 22 to June 1, 1986 in Chicago, IL.

The postal card with a show cachet was sold by the USPS at the
German National Stamp Show SÜDPOSTA '87
held from October 22 to 25, 1987 in Sindelfingen, Germany.

#UX152 // October 19, 1990 // Chicago, IL
Stamped Postal Card
Historic Preservation Series
Chicago Orchestra Hall
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Orchestra Hall was built in 1904 and designed by American architekt and urban designer
Daniel Burnham (* 1846, † 1912) as a home for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
founded in 1891. The first concert in the Orchestra Hall was held on December 14, 1904.

#UX174 // February 12, 1994 // Springfield, IL
Stamped Postal Card
National Historic Site
Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL,
Greek Revival architecture

Abraham Lincoln
(* February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY,
† assassinated on April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.),
16th President of the United States of America,
in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865 during the American Civil War


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