US North American History Coloring Pages

Home > 50 States > Illinois Coloring Pages > Illinois State Flag

 •  BlueBonkers
 •  HonkingDonkey
 •  Learning-Years
 •  Bible-Printables
 •  Crazy4Planes


State of Illinois Coloring Pages

The flag of the state of Illinois for coloring , featuring the state nickname and state motto.

[Go Back]      [Print This Page]      [Go to the Next Page]
 Illinois State Flag Coloring Page

The Flag of the State of Illinois consists of the Great Seal of Illinois on a white background, with the word "Illinois" underneath the seal.

During her time as state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1912, Ella Park Lawrence began a campaign to have Illinois adopt a state flag. She was unsuccessful during her time as state regent, but continued to lobby members of the Illinois General Assembly to adopt a state flag as a member of the Rockford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. On April 1, 1914, Lawrence sent a letter to every Illinois chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announcing a contest to design an Illinois state flag, with the winner receiving a prize of $25. Thirty-five designs were submitted in response to this contest.The contest was judged by a panel chaired by Lewis Stevenson, Illinois Secretary of State. They selected the design of Lucy Derwent. The flag became the official state banner on July 6, 1915 following its passage in the Illinois State House and Senate

In the 1960s, Chief Petty Officer Bruce McDaniel petitioned to have the name of the state added to the flag. He noted that many of the people he served with during the Vietnam War did not recognize the banner. Governor Richard B. Ogilvie signed the addition to the flag into law on September 17, 1969 and the new flag was designed by Mrs. Sanford Hutchinson and became the official flag on July 1, 1970.



Famous People in US History Coloring Pages | Historic Places and Symbols in the USA Coloring Pages | Historic Events in US History Coloring Pages
The 50 States Coloring Pages | Presidents of the USA Coloring Pages | US Holidays Coloring Pages
Home | Privacy | About