Illinois State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of Illinois.

Flag of Illinois was adopted on 27 June 1969. It is composed of a white background on which is represented the state seal. The latter is composed of several elements: there is first an eagle, great American symbol (see for example Iowa flag). The eagle holds in his talons a band that reminds the motto of Illinois "State sovereignty, National Union". This motto is still criticized as Illinois was part of states that have fought against the 13 states that launched the Independence war. State sovereignty was not then its priority ... This is probably why the word "Sovereignty" is upside down on the flag. The eagle also holds a shield that recalls, with thirteen stars and stripes, the thirteen secessionist states. The word "Iillinois" was added in 1960 at the request of a Navy Commander for the flag to be more easily recognizable. Illinois has joined the United States on 4 July 1819. Illinois is known as the "Land of Lincoln", and its capital is Springfield.

On this website, you can download the Illinoisan flag in different sizes.

All Illinois's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the Illinois's flag