ILLINOIS

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HELLO! MY NAME IS SHANDRA AND I AM A SOPHOMORE AT DOWNERS GROVE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL. I LOVE ACTING AND I AM INVOLVED IN THE PLAYS HERE AT NORTH. IN MY SPARE TIME (WHENEVER I HAVE ANY, WHICH IS NOT OFTEN) I READ, PLAY GAMES ON THE COMPUTER, MAKE MY OWN JEWELRY AND HANG WITH MY FRIENDS. I LOVE MUSIC AND LISTEN TO ALMOST ANYTHING ALTHOUGH AT THE MOMENT MY C. D. PLAYER CONTAINS MADONNA, SAVAGE GARDENS, GLORIA ESTEFAN, AND LEANNE RIMES. ALSO I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SAILOR MOON! I LOVE MANGA AND ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH JAPAN (NIHON)! FOR ALL YOU OUT THERE WHO CAN READ JAPANESE ENGLISH, KONNICHI WA! MY FAVORITE ANIMALS ARE DOLPHINS AND MY FAVORITE FOOD IS RAMEN. (YUM!) :~)


INFO
Illinois is a large , bustling state. Its population is the 6th largest in the country. The square mileage of the state comes in at 24th with 56,345 square miles of land and 700 square miles of water. Most of the water is contained in Lake Michigan. The capital of Illinois is Springfield.

History
Illinois became a state in 1818.

Geology
When the Wisconsin Ice Sheet retreated from the Great Lakes area, it left behind glacial debris known as drift. This drift filled in ancient valleys leaving Illinois flat.

Geography
The borders that make up Illinois are the Mississippi River in the west and beyond that the state of Iowa. To the north is Wisconsin, to the east, Indiana. The Ohio River makes up the southern border and in the northeast corner is Lake Michigan.
The weather in Illinois varies depending on what part of the state you're in.

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Arts

There are some fabulous places to view and learn about are in Illinois, some are:
Illinois Art Institute
Chicago Art Institute
Illinois State University

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