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(Encyclopedia) Illinois, river, 273 mi (439 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, NE Ill., and flowing SW to the Mississippi at Grafton, Ill. It is an important?


(Encyclopedia) Illinois, midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Lake Michigan and Indiana (E); Kentucky, across the Ohio River (SE); Missouri and Iowa, across the?


(Encyclopedia) Illinois ?l??noi, ?noiz, confederation of Native North Americans, comprising the Cahokia, the Kaskaskia, the Michigamea, the Moingwena, the Peoria, and the Tamaroa tribes. They?

Illinois Waterway

(Encyclopedia) Illinois Waterway, 336 mi (541 km) long, linking Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River, N Ill.; an important part of the waterway connecting the Great Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico?

Illinois, University of

(Encyclopedia) Illinois, University of, main campus at Urbana-Champaign; land-grant with state and federal support; coeducational; chartered 1867, opened 1868 as Illinois Industrial Univ., renamed?

Southern Illinois University

(Encyclopedia) Southern Illinois University, main campus at Carbondale; state supported; coeducational; est. 1869, opened 1874 as a normal school, renamed 1947. It has a center for archaeological?

Munn v. Illinois

(Encyclopedia) Munn v. Illinois, case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1876. Munn, a partner in a Chicago warehouse firm, had been found guilty by an Illinois court of violating the state laws?

Illinois Institute of Technology

(Encyclopedia) Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago; coeducational; founded 1940 by a merger of Armour Institute of Technology (founded 1892) and Lewis Institute (1896). The school's?


Capital: Springfield State abbreviation/Postal code: Ill./IL Governor: Bruce Rauner, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Evelyn Sanguinetti, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Richard J. Durbin, D (to Jan?

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