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Land of Lincoln

The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning "tribe of superior men." Louis Joliet and Father Marquette were the first Europeans to arrive in Illinois in 1673. Illinois became a state on December 3, 1818 and was the 21st state to enter the Union. The state motto is "State Sovereignty, National Union." Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the country with almost 12.9 million people. Abraham Lincoln and three other U.S. Presidents have called Illinois home, including Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. The General Assembly adopted the state slogan, "Land of Lincoln" in 1955. Springfield is the state capital and home to more Abraham Lincoln sites than any other place in the United States, including the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Old State Capitol, Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, and Lincoln-Herndon Law Office.

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Find Incubators & Research Parkshttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/DCEO/find-iIncubatorsFind Incubators & Research ParksGP0|#21ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab;L0|#021ccef1c-8d27-463f-bf34-1ff63ba98aab|DCEO;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Food & AgriBusiness Entity Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/state-information/IDOA/food-business-searchFood & AgriBusiness Entity SearchGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9In addition to farming, Illinois is a leading state in agricultural related industries. The Illinois Department of Agriculture tracks Illinois companies that produce, process, package or are headquared in Illinois. These companies are proud members of the Illinois Products logo program.
Illinois Agricultural Coop Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/state-information/IDOA/coop-searchIllinois Agricultural Coop SearchGP0|#45f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de;L0|#045f8150b-3ba0-4038-8ee0-87217d5123de|IDOA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Department of Agriculture tracks agricultural cooperatives in the state of Illinois. This directory is designed to help farmers find additional resources in their community.
Find Historical Mapshttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/history/SOS/historical-mapsFind Historical MapsGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The State Library Map site allows you to discover the map databases as well as obtain information on how to access the maps within the State Library.
Illinois Bridge Information Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/state-information/IDOT/bridge-information-searchIllinois Bridge Information SearchGP0|#85e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c;L0|#085e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c|IDOT;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Offers offer bridge inspection and inventory information to the public.
Information on State Seal, Song, and Symbolshttps://www2.illinois.gov/about/state-information/CMS/state-seal-song-symbolsInformation on State Seal, Song, and SymbolsGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Find out about the history of the State Seal, lyrics for the State Song, and what our state symbols are.

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Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEOCommerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofOur mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Arts Councilhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IACArts CouncilThe Illinois Arts Council Agency develops the state’s public arts policy, fosters quality culturally diverse programs, and approves grants expenditures.

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