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State Government
  Governor  Bruce Rauner 1 14 +3.92%
  Lt. Governor  Evelyn Sanguinetti 1 14 +3.92%
  Attorney General  Lisa Madigan 4 14 +21.70%
  Secretary of State  Jesse White 5 14 +34.32%
  Comptroller  Leslie Munger 0 15 +100.00%
  Treasurer  Michael Frerichs 1 14 +0.26%
   Auditor General  William G. Holland 3 12 +100.00%
  IL State House  Democratic Party Control 1 14 +20.34%
  IL State Senate  Democratic Party Control 0 14 +32.20%
State Judiciary
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President
  President  Barack Obama 2 12 +16.87%
Senate
  Senate Class II  Dick Durbin 4 14 +10.85%
  Senate Class III  Mark Kirk 1 10 +1.60%
House of Representatives
  IL - District 01  Bobby Rush 12 14 +46.18%
  IL - District 02  Robin Kelly 2 14 +57.05%
  IL - District 03  Daniel W. Lipinski 6 14 +29.12%
  IL - District 04  Luis V. Gutierrez 12 14 +56.29%
  IL - District 05  Mike Quigley 3 14 +32.61%
  IL - District 06  Peter J. Roskam 5 14 +34.27%
  IL - District 07  Danny K. Davis 11 14 +70.19%
  IL - District 08  Tammy Duckworth 2 14 +11.45%
  IL - District 09  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 9 14 +32.15%
  IL - District 10  Robert J. "Bob" Dold 2 14 +2.60%
  IL - District 11  Bill Foster 3 14 +6.92%
  IL - District 12  Mike Bost 1 14 +10.57%
  IL - District 13  Rodney Davis 2 14 +17.31%
  IL - District 14  Randy Hultgren 3 14 +30.83%
  IL - District 15  John M. Shimkus 10 14 +49.85%
  IL - District 16  Adam Kinzinger 3 14 +41.24%
  IL - District 17  Cheri Bustos 2 14 +10.92%
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[X] Territory of Illinois
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Established December 03, 1818
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedRP September 21, 2014 10:18am
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State Motto State Song State Nickname State Mineral State Fossil
"State Sovereignty, National Union"
See Above "Illinois" Prairie State Fluorite Tully Monster


State of Illinois
What is now the state of Illinois was once a part of the vast Northwest Territory. Its name
is a French corruption of the native word Iliniwek meaning "Tribe of Superior Men," which
described a consortium of Algonquin tribes. Captured from the British during the American
War of Independence, Illinois was included within the new Indiana Territory in 1800. Nine
years later, it became the Illinois Territory, ultimately achieving statehood on December 3,
1818 - the 21st State of the Union.

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IL CDs 2013-2023 Jan 3, 2013-Jan 3, 2023

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Chicago Cook 2,722,389 2014-07-01
2 Aurora Kane 197,899 2010-04-01
3 Rockford Winnebago 152,871 2010-04-01
4 Joliet Will 147,433 2010-04-01
5 Naperville DuPage 141,857 2010-04-01
6 Springfield Sangamon 116,250 2010-04-01
7 Peoria Peoria 115,007 2010-04-01
8 Elgin Kane 108,188 2010-04-01
9 Waukegan Lake 89,078 2010-04-01
10 Cicero Cook 83,891 2010-04-01
Largest Population Counties [More]  
# County Population As Of
1 Cook 5,287,037 2009-07-01
2 DuPage 932,541 2009-07-01
3 Lake 712,567 2009-07-01
4 Will 685,251 2009-07-01
5 Kane 511,892 2009-07-01
6 McHenry 320,961 2009-07-01
7 Winnebago 299,702 2009-07-01
8 Madison 268,457 2009-07-01
9 St. Clair 263,617 2009-07-01
10 Sangamon 195,716 2009-07-01

INFORMATION LINKS
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Illinois State Constitution  Discuss
Illinois Statistical Abstract (2002)  Discuss
Illinois Supreme Court  Discuss
Libertarian Party of Illinois  Discuss
Office of the Governor of Illinois  Discuss
Reform Party of Illinois  Discuss
State Rep. John Fritchey's Blog  Discuss

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Newspaper Pioneer Press: Suburban Chicago Newspapers 
Newspaper Rockford Register Star 
Newspaper State Journal-Register: Springfield, IL 
Website Illinois Campaign for Political Reform 
Website The Illinois Leader 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 06:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election IL Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Mar 20, 2012 06:00am Mar 20, 2012 07:00pm Primary Election IL Primary Election  COSDem 
Mar 20, 2016 09:40pm Mar 20, 2016 09:40pm Presidential Primary IL Primary  Picimpalious 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 19, 2015 05:00pm Report Illinois among top states in creating businesses  Article RP 
Jul 25, 2013 04:45pm News Comptroller [Topinka] says she can't pay Illinois lawmakers  Article Imperator 
Mar 09, 2013 09:00pm Proposed Legislation Illinois bill proposes ban on lion meat  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 04, 2012 09:00am Opinion The mighty fine state of our political system  Article Imperator 
Oct 01, 2012 04:00pm News U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Illinois Republicans' redistricting complaint  Article COSDem 
Aug 01, 2012 05:00pm Proposed Legislation Illinois employers can no longer force Facebook password disclosure  Article RP 

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