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Illinois Flag

Illinois Flag
Illinois flag waving in the wind.
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Represent your admiration for the Prairie State with this Illinois flag. This state flag is made in America and comes in all standard flag sizes.

Illinois State Flag for Outdoors

This state flag is made with quick-drying nylon that is made to endure rainy weather. With its lightweight design, this flag will catch air in even light winds. The premium, heat-resistant digital print is done to keep your Illinois flag looking like new even under heavy sunlight. 


  • American Made
  • Authentic Design
  • 100% Nylon
  • Sewn Edges
  • Canvas Heading
  • Brass Grommets

Note: Check out our tips on how to extend the lifetime of your flag.

Illinois State Flag for Indoors

While our outdoor flag looks great both indoors and outdoors, you can upgrade your indoor flag to have gold fringe. This option elevates your indoor flag for a more formal display. Give this flag the respect it deserves by hanging it on one of our indoor flagpoles.


  • American Made
  • Authentic Design
  • 100% Nylon
  • Sewn Edges
  • Pole Sleeve
  • Gold Fringe

Note: Gold fringe is not designed to withstand the outdoor elements.

Illinois Flag Q & A

When was the flag designed?

In 1914, a contest was held for flag designs. A woman named Lucy Derwent was the winner and her design became the official state flag in 1915.

Was the flag ever altered?

In the 1960s the flag was altered to have the state name. This was signed into law in 1969 and went into use in 1970.

What is the meaning of the Illinois flag?

This flag features the Great Seal of Illinois, which was designed to resemble the United States Seal. It features the date when Illinois became a state - 1818. The date 1868 is also on the seal, which is the date in which there was a redesign of the Great Seal. The seal also features an eagle and the state’s motto: State Sovereignty, National Union. 


Other Details

Capitol: Springfield
Flag Adopted: June 27, 1969
Entered Union: December 3, 1818
Motto: "State sovereignty, national union"
Nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State
Known For: The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Chicago Sports
State Bird: Northern Cardinal
State Flower: Violet
State Mammal: White-Tailed Deer
Famous Illinoisans: Jack Benny, Raymond Chandler, Jennie Garth, Benny Goodman, Ronald Reagan, Ernest Hemingway, Patti Smith