The town motto of Normal, Illinois is “Everything Is Just as It Seems!”
In 1923 Illinois officially passed legislation replacing English with ‘American’ as their official language, making it the only state in the Union where people legally ‘speak American’.
In 1923 the State of Illinois passed an act declaring “American” (as opposed to “English”) to be the state’s official language. The act was proposed by Senator Frank J. Ryan of Chicago who was “fed up” with American being called English. Ryan, in turn, got the idea from Montana Congressman Washington McCormick, who had tried, but failed, to get American designated as the national language. In 1969 the Illinois legislature revised the statute to make English, not American, the official state language.
There was a massive ancient civilization in Illinois. In 1250 the lost city of Cahokia was larger than London. Today more than 120 massive earthen mounds are still located on the site.
The Illinois toll roads were originally intended to collect tolls until the bonds to construct them were paid off. The toll roads were constructed in 1953.
“American” was the official language of Illinois from 1923 to 1969.
In 2012 the voters of Cook County in Illinois once again voted to keep a clinically insane judge on the bench. Judge Cynthia Brimm has had multiple hospitalizations following courtroom psychotic breakdowns and refuses to take her prescribed anti-psychotic medication.
90 percent of the pumpkins grown in the United States are raised within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Illinois.