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Illinois is the French spelling for the Illinois and Peoria Indian word "iliniwok," meaning men or warriors and perhaps referring to members of the Illinois tribe.
The state of Illinois was named after the Illinois River. The Illinois River was named by French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1679 after the Indians he found living along the banks. Illinois is the French spelling for the Illinois and Peoria Indian word "iliniwok," meaning men or warriors and perhaps referring to members of the Illinois tribe.
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How do you get emancipated in Illinois?

You would first need to fill out and file an application foremancipation with your local court house. A judge will considermany factors include your needs, interest, independent resources,and financial abilities before approving your application.

Who is the Governor of Illinois?

As of 2016, Bruce Rauner is the Governor of Illinois. In 2016 the governor of Illinois is Bruce Rauner who was precededby Pat Quinn.

Where is Illinois?

US - Midwest: 39.78143 N, 089.64465 W . The Northeastern border of Illinois is Lake Michigan. Its eastern border with Indiana is all of the land west of the Wabash River, and a north-south line above Post Vincennes, or 87° 31′ 30″ west longitude. Its northern border with Wisconsin is fixed at 42° 30' north latitude. Its western border with Missouri and Iowa is the Mississippi River. Its southern border with Kentucky is the Ohio River. Illinois also borders Michigan, but only via a water boundary in Lake Michigan. The entrance to the State Capitol Visitor Center, on College St. between W. Capitol Ave. and W. Jackson St. in Springfield, is located at 39° 47' 52.2" north latitude 89° 39' 26.8" west longitude. Illinois is located on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, south of Wisconsin, north of Kentucky, west of Indiana, and east of Iowa and Missouri in the United States of America in North America south of Canada, north of Mexico, east of the Pacific Ocean, and west of the Atlantic Ocean, between 40 & 45 latitude in the Northern hemisphere and between 90 and 85 longitude in the Western hemisphere of planet Earth. East of the Mississippi River, North of the Ohio River, West of Indiana and South of Wisconsin with its Northeast corner on Lake Michigan.

What is Illinois famous for?

Chicago gangsters. Big City Bosses like Richard J. Daley. Politicalturmoil. Voter fraud. Corn. Hog production. Blind Pigs andSpeakeasies. Al Capone and the Saint Valentine's Day massacre. Thelady in red and Dillinger's demise. Land of Lincoln. Black HawkWar. The 1871 Great Chicago Fire and Catherine O'Leary's cow.

Does it snow in Illinois?

Yes. In fact, Illinois is known by most outsiders as having brutally cold winters with negative temperatures. It does depend, though. The state stretches a good four hundred miles from north to south. Carbondale, IL barely sees snow during the year, but experiences many slippery and icy conditions. In the Chicago Metropolitan Area, however, you probably won't go three days without significant snowfall from about November to March. Don't be fooled. Illinois also experiences some of the HOTTEST summers around!

Who was the founder of Illinois?

The first recorded Americans in Illinois were Louis Jolliet andFather Marquette in 1673. In1763 the state was given to England bythe French.

Where is the University of Illinois?

Primary campus is in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (U of I). Another campus is in Chicago (U of I at Chicago). Third campus is in Springfield (U of I at Springfield). For information, go to http://www.uillinois.edu/

Where can you get a piranha in Illinois?

There is a place in Chicago that ships to many different places in the US. Try looking it up on Yellow Book or Google Maps.or you can ask a local pet store!!!

Why is Illinois named Illinois?

Like many states in America, especially in the Midwest, the name of Illinois comes from the native tribes that lived there when the white men first came - the Illinois people. It comes from the Indian word Illini meaning a confederation of tribes. Illinois is the French interpretation of the Algonquin word for 'tribe of superior men'.

Who is the Senate of Illinois?

As of July 2014, the senators of Illinois are Richard Durbin andMark Kirk. The two senators will serve for six year terms.

Does the underage drinking law in Illinois call for revoking your license?

Yes. If the ticket has a mandatory court date attached to it, there is a mandatory suspension from the Secretary of State for 3 months to 1 year, depending on past driving record, past criminal record, seriousness of the offense, etc. If the ticket is a town ordinance violation and can be paid at the police sation or city hall with no court involved, there is no penalty from the Secretary of State.

What landforms are in Illinois?

The state is divided into three main regions: Central Plains: The Central Plains region includes an area of rich farmland known as the Till Plains. These plains are part of the Midwestern Corn Belt, extending from Ohio to Kansas. About 90% of Illinois is covered by the Central Plains region. These gently rolling fertile plains were carved and leveled by glaciers during the Ice Age. Great Lakes Plains: This low flat stretch of land along Lake Michigan develops some small hills north and west of Chicago. The industrial area surrounding Chicago is part of the Great Lakes Plains. Once covered by Lake Michigan, this region has small hills, lakes, and marshes. Illinois has 63 miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan. The Shawnee Hills in the southern part of the state range from 300 to 1,065 feet above sea level. This is an area of forested hills, valleys, woods, and river bluffs. Gulf Coastal Plains : This is the land between the Ohio River on the east and the Mississippi River on the west and sometimes referred to as "Egypt" because of its resemblance to the Nile Delta.

What is a person from Illinois called?

People who live in or come from Illinois are called Illinoisians, Illinoisans or Illinoians.. from: http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/il_intro.htm

What is the slogan for Illinois?

Illinois has two accepted "official" names: "Land of Lincoln", and "The Prairie State". It's state motto is: "State Sovereignty, National Unity".

Who are the legislators of Illinois?

They are the members of the Illinois General Assembly either one of the 59 State Senators or one of the 118 members of the Illinois House. For a name consider using Michael Madigan the current speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.

What are facts about Illinois?

It is the 5 th largest state by population. . It is the 12 th most densely populated state. . It was the 21 st state to join the Union. . It is the 25 th largest state in area.

Why is southern Illinois called little Egypt?

Southern Illinois is frequently referred to as "Little Egypt" due to it's location, betwixt two rivers, as the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers mix at its tip, much like the Nile Delta. Furthermore, the southernmost town in the state was named Cairo back in 1818, an obvious reference to the Egyptian city.

Who did Illinois play?

Washington Huskies. Washington lost their quarterback on the second play and also lost the game.

Why did the Western Illinois Leathernecks get called the Leathernecks?

They started as the "fighting teachers." Ray Hanson was a football coach and athletic director at Western. He was also a decorated Marine. He pushed congress to allow Western to change its name to the Leathernecks. Western was granted permission in 1927, by an act of Congress and approval of the Secretary of the Navy, to use the Marine's seal, the phrase "Semper fidelis" and the name Leathernecks. The mascot is a bulldog. The privilege is permanent as long as the University does not bring disgrace to the name. Western's althetic field is named Hanson Field.

What does Illinois have?

3 i's 2 l's the words: ill, in, no, is. Also, it has the city of Chicago which is filled with wonderful things to do, as well as many other interesting smaller cities and farmland. It's the home of the invention of Barbed wire and it's the pumpkin capital of the world.

Who is the President of Illinois?

The president of Illinois is the President of the United States of America, currently Barack Hussein Obama Jr. The highest official in the state of Illinois is the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, Democrat. US Presidents born in Illinois Ronald Reagan, 40th US president, was born in Tampico, Illinois.

Why do they call the state of Illinois the land of Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln lived there. He was born in Kentucky and spent much of his boyhood in Indiana, but when he was in his early 20s the family moved to Illinois, and that was where he first became prominent as a lawyer ,entered politics and became nationally known. He was living in Illinois when he was elected President and is buried there.

What country is Illinois?

Uum...I'm assuming you aren't from America. There is no country called Illinois in the world. Illinois is a state of the United States of America. It's a beautiful state... I hope I helped you. Have a great day!!

What is the capital of Illinois and why?

Springfield has been the capital of the state of Illinois since1839. The territorial capital of Kaskaskia was also capital for the firstyear of statehood (1818-1819). The capital was moved to Vandaliafrom 1819 to 1839. Among those who supported the choice ofSpringfield was Abraham Lincoln, and he lived there until he waselected President in 1860.

Is Illinois healthy?

Yes it is because I went and lost 30 pounds in a week So go you be lucky for those that want to loose weight..

Are there crocodiles in Illinois?

No. The only Crocodiles in the United States are in southernFlorida. The American alligator does not come any father north thanNorth Carolina.

What are the industries Illinois?

Natural resources: coal, timber, petroleum Agriculture: corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy, wheat, ethanol Manufacturing: food, metal, transportation equipment, machinery, plastics and rubber, computer and electronic parts Services: medical, financial trading, higher education, law, publishing, tourism, logistics

What is Illinois legislative called?

The Illinois General Assembly is comprised of the Illinois House ofRepresentatives and the Illinois Senate. The State Senate has 59members and the House has 118 members.

Why was Abraham Lincoln called the Illinois log splitter?

The name "Rail Splitter" originated in the Illinois StateRepublican Convention at Decatur, GA on May 9 1860, when twosupporters, future governor (of Illinois) Richard J. Oglesby andone John Hanks, who had lived with the Lincolns, marched into theconvention hall with two fence rails to which a sign was attached,"Abraham Lincoln, The Rail Candidate for President in 1860." Lincoln's previous jobs were soldier, postmaster, surveyor, tavernkeeper, and rail splitter before he pursued law and politics, andthe nickname referred to this modest background. The name caught onat the national convention at Chicago and spread quickly, becominga campaign slogan. He was a candidate for the "common man" because of his backgrounddoing what would now be considered "blue collar". His formaleducation consisted of 18 months, and yet he eventually ran foroffice and practiced law.

What is the upper house of Illinois called?

It is called the Illinois Senate. The Illinois General Assembly iscomprised of the Illinois House of Representatives and the IllinoisSenate. The State Senate has 59 members and the House has 118members.