|State Sovereignty, National Union|
Distinction: Illinois has the tallest building in the U.S., Chicago's Willis Tower. (Formerly known as the Sears Tower, it was the tallest in the world for two decades.) It also had the world's first modern skyscraper.
Geographic Oddity: Illinois has so many people of Irish descent, the Chicago River turns green every St. Patrick's Day.
Famous Native: Walt Disney ~ animation pioneer
Natural = the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
Man-Made = the aforementioned Willis Tower
Favorite City Name: Nauvoo
Something you might hear a Flatlander say:
"You don't pronounce the S."
Little Known Factoid: Although Abraham Lincoln was born in . . .
|If I could live anywhere in Illinois, it would be in Hometown, a tiny suburb of Chicago, because the name sounds like a place to belong.|