5 Interesting Facts about illinois

1. the lincoln state

Being the Lincoln State, Illinois was the very first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that abolished slavery.

2. the world's tallest man

World’s tallest man, Robert Pershing Wadlow was born in Illinois.

3. the state snack

Illinois’ state snack is popcorn with Illinois being one of the leading producers of corn having thousands of acres of land that are dedicated towards popcorn making.

4. the official state fossil

The Tully Monster, also known as Tullimonstrum gregarium, a carnivorous invertebrate that was similar to cuttlefish, used to inhabit these lands millions of years ago, its fossil is considered to be the official state fossil.

5. walt disney

A big part of our childhood, Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois.