Chicago is the Windy City.
|Size||57914 square miles|
|Nickname||Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State|
|Motto||State sovereignty, national union|
|Statehood||December 3, 1818|
|Notes||Illinois is a state withe a number of professional sports teams associated with the city of Chicago including the Chicago Bulls (basketball), Chicago Bears (football), Chicago Cubs (baseball), Chicago White Sox (baseball) and the Chicago Blackhawks (hockey). President Ronald Regan was born in Tampico Illinois. And yes, the Chicago River is dyed green every Saint Patrick’s Day.|