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Illinois State Flag


Outdoor Nylon US State Flag

U.S. Flag Store's Illinois State Flag is printed in America on Nylon flag fabric. Since this flag is made in America, U.S. Flag Store is able to ensure that the complex State emblems are printed with accuracy, sharp detail and bright colors. This outdoor Illinois State Flag is finished with the same high quality materials as all of U.S. Flag Store's US flags, and is extremely durable and long lasting.

Item# Item Name Your Price Qty Add
60-100-10258 Illinois State Flag - 2' x 3' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10258
60-100-100261 Illinois State Flag - 3' x 5' - Double Applique Nylon - PN: 60-100-100261
64-100-10026 Illinois State Flag - 3' x 5' - Nylon - PN: 64-100-10026
64-100-10408 Illinois State Flag - 3' x 5' - Polyester - PN: 64-100-10408
60-100-10027 Illinois State Flag - 4' x 6' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10027
64-100-10456 Illinois State Flag - 4' x 6' - Polyester - PN: 64-100-10456
60-100-10174 Illinois State Flag - 5' x 8' - Nylon - PN: 60-100-10174
64-100-10511 Illinois State Flag - 5' x 8' - Polyester - PN: 64-100-10511
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State of Illinois Flag

State of Illinois Flag
State of Illinois Flag
  • Year First Flown: 1915
  • Designed By: Lucy Derwen (original) and Mrs. Sanford Hutchinson (1969 alteration)
  • Design: A white flag with a simplified version of the seal of Illinois placed in the middle. The seal contains a bald eagle holding a shield of 13 stars and 13 stripes, a ribbon with the state motto "State Sovereignty, National Unity" written on it, and a rock with the years 1868 and 1818 written on it. Behind the eagle is a body of water and the sun, and below the seal is the text "Illinois".
  • Meaning: The seal of Illinois was greatly inspired by the United States Seal. The 13 stars and stripes of the Illinois seal represent the original 13 U.S. colonies. The body of water in the seal symbolizes Lake Michigan. The date 1818 represents the year that Illinois became a state, and the date 1868 is the year that the Illinois seal was redesigned.

History of the Flag

Ella Park Lawrence
Ella Park Lawrence

In 1912, the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) believed that their state needed an official flag. Ella Park Lawrence, the state regent, spent a lot of time campaigning for a state flag and lobbying members of the Illinois General Assembly. After years of hard work, on April 1st, 1914, Lawrence was finally able to announce a contest to design an Illinois state flag. The contest was open to all DAR members, and the winner would receive a prize of twenty-five dollars. A woman by the name of Lucy Derwen won the contest, and the flag became the official Illinois state flag on July 6th, 1915. The flag remained unchanged until the 1960s, when Chief Petty Officer Bruce McDaniel petitioned to have the name of the state added to the flag. McDaniel stated that while he served in the Vietnam War no one he knew recognized the flag as belonging to Illinois, so adding the state's name would help. Illinois Governor Richard B. Ogilvie authorized the addition to the flag on September 17th 1969. The flag's alteration was designed by Mrs. Sanford Hutchinson and officially became the Illinois state flag on July 1st, 1970.

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