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How did Illinois get its nickname?

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December 29, 2015 9:21PM

Abraham Lincoln is from Illinois, and that is how Illinois got its nickname.
Not sure which 'nickname' you meant so:

Prairie State- dates back to around 1842. Most of the state was covered with prairie grass.

Land of Lincoln- Because this is were Abe Lincoln 'started' his political career. It is not where he was born that was Kentucky.