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20 Facts About Illinois

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Here are some interesting facts about Illinois.

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The Dairy Queen restaurant had its start in Joliet, Illinois. Report Abuse
The restaurant opened in 1940. Dairy Queen is a mainstay of Southern culture.
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No that is not good
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Aurora is the first city in the United States to use lights. Report Abuse
For this reason, it is known as the "City of Lights."
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Illlinois was the 21st state to enter the Union. Report Abuse
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Another fire occurred on the same day as the Chicago Fire and was just as deadly, if not more so. Report Abuse
The Peshtigo Fire killed 1,200 to 1,500 people and was twice the size of Rhode Island.
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Twinkies were invented in Illinois in the 1930s. Report Abuse
What childhood would be complete without Twinkies?
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Morton, Illinois is the pumpkin of the world. Report Abuse
More than 80 percent of packaged pumpkin comes from this city.
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The world's largest bakery is in Illinois. Report Abuse
It is the Nabisco factory in Chicago and it is 1,800,000 square feet.
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The Wrigley Building was Chicago’s first air-conditioned office building. Report Abuse
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The tallest man in the world was from Illinois. Report Abuse
He was 8 feet, 11 inches tall and wore a size 37 shoe.
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The first McDonald's was in Des Plaines, Illinois. Report Abuse
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The movie "Wayne's World" was set in Aurora, Illinois. Report Abuse
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The Great Chicago Fire started in a barn. Report Abuse
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Chicago is the nation’s most inland general cargo port. Report Abuse
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The Home Insurance Building in Chicago was the world's first modern skyscraper. Report Abuse
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Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. Report Abuse
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Metropolis, Superman's hometown, is in Illinois. Report Abuse
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The state nicknames for Illinois are Prairie State and the Land of Lincoln. Report Abuse
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Illinois is home to the world's largest catsup bottle. Report Abuse
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The world's first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885. Report Abuse
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The state snack of Illinois is popcorn. Report Abuse
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