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Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 460/) State Designations Act.

5 ILCS 460/1

    (5 ILCS 460/1) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-1)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the State Designations Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/5

    (5 ILCS 460/5) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-5)
    Sec. 5. State seal. (a) The reproduction of the emblem only on the "great seal of the State of Illinois" is authorized and permitted when reproduced in black or in the national colors upon a white sheet or background and bearing underneath the emblem in blue letters the word "Illinois" and being an actual reproduction of the great seal, except for the outer ring, for use as a State banner or insignia under the conditions and subject to the restrictions provided by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois as to the United States or State flag or ensign.
    (b) It is lawful for the Secretary of State as custodian of the "great seal of the State of Illinois" to permit at his or her discretion the inspection and examination of the seal for the purpose of copying or reproducing the emblem only on the great seal for the uses and purposes authorized by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/10

    (5 ILCS 460/10) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-10)
    Sec. 10. State bird. The bird Cardinalis Cardinalis, commonly known as the "Cardinal", is designated the official State Bird of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/15

    (5 ILCS 460/15) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-15)
    Sec. 15. State insect. The insect Danaus plexippus, commonly known as the "Monarch Butterfly", is designated the official State insect of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/20

    (5 ILCS 460/20) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-20)
    Sec. 20. Official language. The official language of the State of Illinois is English.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/25

    (5 ILCS 460/25) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-25)
    Sec. 25. State mineral. The mineral calcium fluoride, commonly called "fluorite", is designated the official State mineral of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

5 ILCS 460/30

    (5 ILCS 460/30) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-30)
    Sec. 30. State slogan. The slogan "Land of Lincoln" is designated the official slogan of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/35

    (5 ILCS 460/35) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-35)
    Sec. 35. State song. The song "Illinois", words written by C. H. Chamberlain and music composed by Archibald Johnston, is designated the official State song of Illinois. The words and music of the song are set forth at Laws 1925, pages 602 and 603, and are incorporated into this Section by reference.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/40

    (5 ILCS 460/40) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-40)
    Sec. 40. State tree and flower. The white oak tree is designated the native State tree of the State of Illinois; and the native violet is designated the native State flower of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/45

    (5 ILCS 460/45) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-45)
    Sec. 45. State animal. The animal Odocoileus virginianus, commonly known as the "white-tailed deer", is designated the official State animal of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/50

    (5 ILCS 460/50) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-50)
    Sec. 50. State fish. The fish Lepomis macrochirus, commonly known as the "Bluegill", is designated the official State fish of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/55

    (5 ILCS 460/55) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-55)
    Sec. 55. State prairie grass. The prairie grass Big Bluestem is designated the official State prairie grass of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/57

    (5 ILCS 460/57)
    Sec. 57. State fruit. The fruit Malus xdomestica, commonly known as the "GoldRush Apple", is designated the official State fruit of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 95-328, eff. 8-21-07.)

5 ILCS 460/60

    (5 ILCS 460/60) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-60)
    Sec. 60. State fossil. The fossil Tullimonstrum gregarium is designated the official State fossil of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/65

    (5 ILCS 460/65) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-65)
    Sec. 65. State folk dance. The dance known as the Square Dance is designated the American Folk Dance of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/70

    (5 ILCS 460/70)
    Sec. 70. State theatre. The Great American People Show is designated as Illinois' Official State Theatre of Lincoln and the American Experience.
(Source: P.A. 88-561, eff. 1-1-95.)

5 ILCS 460/75

    (5 ILCS 460/75)
    Sec. 75. State soil. The soil known as Drummer silty clay loam is designated the official State soil of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 92-210, eff. 8-2-01.)

5 ILCS 460/80

    (5 ILCS 460/80)
    Sec. 80. State snackfood. Popcorn is designated the official State snackfood of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 93-410, eff. 1-1-04.)

5 ILCS 460/85

    (5 ILCS 460/85)
    Sec. 85. State amphibian. The amphibian Ambystoma tigrinum, commonly known as the "Eastern Tiger Salamander", is designated the official State amphibian of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 94-257, eff. 1-1-06.)

5 ILCS 460/90

    (5 ILCS 460/90)
    Sec. 90. State reptile. The reptile Chrysemys picta, commonly known as the "Painted Turtle", is designated the official State reptile of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 94-257, eff. 1-1-06.)

5 ILCS 460/95

    (5 ILCS 460/95)
    Sec. 95. State tartan. The Illinois Saint Andrew Society Tartan is designated the official tartan of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-756, eff. 7-6-12.)

5 ILCS 460/205

    (5 ILCS 460/205) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-205)
    Sec. 205. Prior law.
    (a) A provision of this Act that is the same or substantially the same as a prior law shall be construed as a continuation of the prior law and not as a new or different law.
    (b) A citation in another Act to an Act or to a Section of an Act that is continued in this Act shall be construed to be a citation to that continued provision in this Act.
    (c) The words and music of the State song "Illinois" as enacted are incorporated into this Act by reference rather than being set forth in full.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/210

    (5 ILCS 460/210) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-210)
    Sec. 210. Other Acts of the 87th General Assembly. If any other Act of the 87th General Assembly changes, adds, or repeals a provision of prior law that is continued in this Act, then that change, addition, or repeal in the other Act shall be construed together with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/212

    (5 ILCS 460/212)
    Sec. 212. Official gubernatorial portraits.
    (a) The portraits of the Governors of Illinois, painted or otherwise created as visual images, displayed in the State Capitol shall be the official State portraits of the Governors of Illinois.
    (b) No portrait or other image of any person who has served as Governor of Illinois and who has been removed from that office by impeachment and conviction shall be financed or paid for by the State or any State entity or with State funds. Notwithstanding this prohibition, a portrait or image of such a person may be displayed or otherwise placed in the State Capitol, and the State may maintain such official State portrait of that person among the official State portraits of the Governors of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 96-1017, eff. 1-1-11.)

5 ILCS 460/215

    (5 ILCS 460/215) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-215)
    Sec. 215. Matters of form.
    (a) The parenthetic citation before a Section in the form "(from Ch. XX, par. XX)" (i) is an informational reference to the prior law from which the Section is derived and (ii) is not part of the text of the law.
    (b) In the text of a Section, (i) matter that is stricken indicates a deletion from the prior law and (ii) matter that is underscored indicates an addition to the prior law.
    (c) The parenthetic citation after a Section in the form "(Source: Laws 19XX, p. XX)" or "(Source: P.A. XX-XXXX)" (i) is an informational reference to the most recent sources of the continued text in the Session Laws of Illinois and (ii) is not part of the text of the law.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/220

    (5 ILCS 460/220) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-220)
    Sec. 220. Home rule; mandates. Nothing in this Act as initially enacted (i) is a denial or limitation on home rule powers where no denial or limitation existed under prior law or (ii) creates a State mandate under the State Mandates Act where no mandate existed under prior law.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/225

    (5 ILCS 460/225) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-225)
    Sec. 225. Repeals.
    (a) The following Acts or parts of Acts are repealed:
        The State Seal Act.
        The State Bird Act.
        The State Insect Act.
        The Official Language Act.
        The State Mineral Act.
        The State Slogan Act.
        The State Song Act.
        The State Tree and State Flower Act.
        The State Animal Act.
        The State Fish Act.
        The State Prairie Grass Act.
        Section 8 of the Illinois State Agency Historic
    
Resources Preservation Act.
        The State Folk Dance Act.
    (b) The following Sections are repealed in subsection (a) without being continued in the State Designations Act: Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Seal Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Bird Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Insect Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the Official Language Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Mineral Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Slogan Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Song Act, Section 0.01 (short title) of the State Tree and State Flower Act, Section 0.01 (short title) and Section 2 (repealer) of the State Animal Act, Section 0.01 (short title), Section 2 (repealer), and Section 3 (effective date) of the State Fish Act, Section 0.01 (short title) and Section 2 (effective date) of the State Prairie Grass Act, and Section 0.01 (short title) and Section 2 (effective date) of the State Folk Dance Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)

5 ILCS 460/230

    (5 ILCS 460/230) (from Ch. 1, par. 2901-230)
    Sec. 230. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 87-273.)