sucker state

List of Illinois state symbols

This is a list of official symbols for the U.S. State of Illinois.

State symbols

Seal of Illinois Flag of Illinois
1867 1969
Type Symbol Image Law Year Adopted
Amphibian Eastern Tiger Salamander
(Ambystoma tigrinum)
Bird Cardinal
aka Northern Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
Butterfly Monarch Butterfly
Folk Dance Square dance 1990
Fish Bluegill 1986.
Flower Violet
State snack food Popcorn 2004
State fruit Apple
Fossil Tully Monster
Tullimonstrum gregarium
Grass Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Animal White-tailed deer 1980
Mineral Fluorite
Motto State sovereignty, national union
Nick name

  • Land of Lincoln (official)
  • Prairie State
  • The Corn State
  • The Sucker State
  • Garden of the West

Reptile Painted Turtle 2005

  • Mile After Magnificent Mile
  • Right Here. Right Now.

Soil Clay, Hardpan 2001
Song Illinois
Tree White oak
(Quercus alba)


(5 ILCS 460/57)
   Sec. 57. State fruit. The fruit Malus xdomestica, commonly known as the "GoldRush Apple", is designated the official State fruit of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 95‑328, eff. 8‑21‑07.)

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