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Illinois

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Illinois 

Geography:

What states, country, and/or bodies of water border it?Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and Lake Michigan, Rend Lake and Mississippi River, Ohio River, Illinois River, Wabash River 

What is the state capital? Springfield 

List 2 or 3 large cities in the state:CHICAGO and SPRINGFIELD

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 55,593 Square miles

What is the highest elevation and how high is it?1,235

What is the lowest elevation and how low is it?279

Map (or link to a map) of state: 

  

History:

Tell the date it became a state and what number state it was (1-50): 

How did the state get its name (origin of name)?From a French exploer

List 2 or 3 of the Native American tribes that are or were found in this state: Miami tribeand Shawnee tribe


Tell about a famous person from this state:Black Hawk wasaAmerican Indian chief of the Sauk tribe: leader of Sauk and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War.

 

Civics:

Who is the governor?Pat Quinn

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state?19

State flag;illinois

 

 Illinois State Flag

 

Economics:

 

What is mined  in the state? crushed and broken stone,Portland cement,Sand , Gravel and coal

What crops are grown in the state? Soybeans and corn

 

Climate:

What is the average high January temperature of the state capital?32°

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital?86°

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital?15°

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital?66°

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital?1.5 in

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital?3.5 in

 

 

Population:

What is the population of the state (year 2010 or later)?12,830,632

 

Symbols:

State bird:  Northern Cardinal

State flower Purple Violet

:Photo of wood violet flower

State tree:White Oak

white oak tree in summer foliage showing limbs

State song: Illinois

State nickname:The prairie state

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Recreation (What are some fun things to do in this state?): to watch

Chicago Bulls
 

The Chicago Bulls joined the NBA for the 1966-67 season. The franchise struggled for the better part of a quarter century, occasionally putting excellent teams on the court, such as the tough units of the mid-1970s that featured Bob Love, Norm Van Lier, Jerry Sloan, and Tom Boerwinkle. More often, however, the Bulls worked hard for mediocre results.

That all changed in the mid-1980s with the drafting of Michael Jordan, the dominant player of his era and possibly the greatest player of all time. Jordan won seven straight scoring titles with a combination of breathtaking slam dunks and a bag of thrilling shot-making tricks. He put up some of the biggest numbers in NBA history and wrote some of the most memorable chapters in the annals of the league. In the early 1990s the Bulls assembled a strong supporting cast for Jordan and won three consecutive NBA titles, becoming only the third franchise in history to string together a trio of crowns. After more than a year of "retirement" to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan returned to lead the Bulls back to another title in 1996, one more in 1997 and a third in a row in 1998, the Bulls' second Three-peat of the decade and their sixth NBA championship trophy.

 

 

 

 Chicago Bulls Logo19 May 1998:  Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls slam dunks the ball during an Eastern Conference Final game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 104-98. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel

 

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Comments (4)

illinois said

at 11:34 am on Jun 5, 2012

geat job

missouri said

at 11:39 am on Jun 5, 2012

wow what a graet job

ohio said

at 12:08 pm on Jun 5, 2012

nice work!!

ohio said

at 12:09 pm on Jun 5, 2012

good job

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