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Origin of Name Illinois was named for the Illini Indians by early French settlers. Area (rank) 57,918 sq mi (25th). Population (rank) 12,419,293 (5th). Capital Springfield. Admitted to Union (rank) December 3, 1818 (21st).
Pictures from 1957Pictures from 1957
John Porter AltgeldJohn Porter Altgeld was elected Governor of Illinois in 1892. His single term in office is most noted by the Pullman Strike, during which federal troops were sent into Illinois without his consent. His actions during the strike made him unpopular with both pro- and anti-labor factions.
ChicagoChicago
the largest city in Illinois

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