Saturday, January 2, 2010

Illinois


A Million Mile From Monday
Illinois


The Illinois state dance is square dancing.

The state motto is: State Sovereignty, National Union.

The Chicago River is dyed green on Saint Patrick's Day.

The Chicago Public Library is the world's largest public library with a collection of more than 2 million books.

The world's largest cookie and cracker factory, where Nabisco made 16 billion Oreo cookies in 1995, is located in Chicago.

In Mount Pulaski, Illinois, it is illegal for boys (and only boys) to hurl snowballs at trees. Girls are allowed to do that however.

Home to the Chicago Bears Football Team, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Whitesox baseball teams, Chicago Fire soccer team.

Springfield is the state capital and the home of the National Historic Site of the home of President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.

The ice cream "sundae" was named in Evanston. The piety of the town resented the dissipating influences of the soda fountain on Sunday and the good town fathers, yielding to this churchly influence, passed an ordinance prohibiting the retailing of ice cream sodas on Sunday. Ingenious confectioners and drug store operators obeying the law, served ice cream with the syrup of your choice without the soda. Objections then was made to christening a dish after the Sabbath. So the spelling of "sunday" was changed. It became an established dish and an established word and finally the "sundae".

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This Article was by Michelle At People's Natural Living

1 comment:

  1. It will be great to watch Chicago White Sox, i have bought tickets from
    http://ticketfront.com/event/Chicago_White_Sox-tickets looking forward to it.

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