State AbbreviationIL
StatehoodDecember 3, 1818
State CapitalSpringfield
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 57,914 sq miles; Land Only: 55,584 sq miles
Number of Counties102
State Population (2010)12830632
Electoral Votes20
State Quarter Issue Date37623
State MottoState sovereignty, national union
State FlowerViolet
State BirdCardinal
NicknamePrairie State
Area Codes217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 447, 464, 618, 630, 708, 730, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Chicago (2,695,598)
Aurora (197,899)
Rockford (152,871)
Joliet (147,433)
Naperville (141,853)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox
NFL: Chicago Bears
NBA: Chicago Bulls
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Marion
Federal Correctional InstitutionsFederal Correctional Institution, Greenville†
Federal Correctional Institution, Pekin
Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago
State PrisonsDixon Psychiatric Unit (Maximum)
Menard Correctional Center (Maximum)
Pontiac Correctional Center (Maximum)
Stateville Correctional Center (Maximum)
Hill Correctional Center
Lawrence Correctional Center
Pinckneyville Correctional Center
Western Illinois Correctional Center
Big Muddy River Correctional Center
Danville Correctional Center
Dixon Special Treatment Center
Illinois River Correctional Center
Menard Medium Security Unit
Pontiac Medium Security Unit
Shawnee Correctional Center
Centralia Correctional Center
Decatur Correctional Center
Graham Correctional Center
Lincoln Correctional Center
Logan Correctional Center
Sheridan Correctional Center
Jacksonville Correctional Center
Robinson Correctional Center
Taylorville Correctional Center
East Moline Correctional Center
Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center
Vandalia Correctional Center
Vienna Correctional Center
Clayton Work Camp
Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program
DuQuoin Impact Incarceration Program
East Moline Work Camps 1 and 2
Greene County Work Camp
Hardin County Work Camp
Kankakee Minimum-Security Unit
Pittsfield Work Camp
Springfield Work Camp
Southwestern Illinois Work Camp
Stateville Minimum Security Unit
Vandalia Work Camp
Crossroads Adult Transition Center
Decatur Adult Transition Center
Fox Valley Adult Transition Center
Jessie “Ma” Houston Adult Transition Center
North Lawndale Adult Transition Center
Peoria Adult Transition Center
Southern Illinois Adult Transition Center
West Side Adult Transition Center

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