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The following information was excerpted from the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 5.
CHAPTER 5 - GENERAL PROVISIONS.
(5 ILCS 460/) State Designations Act.
(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.)
Source: Illinois General Assembly, Illinois Compiled Statutes, , August 11, 2007.
Adoption of Illinois's State Flag from NETSTATE.
State Symbol: Illinois State Flag: from the Illinois State Museum.
Ella Park Lawrence, Mother of the Illinois State Flag: Presented to the Galesburg Woman's Club on May 12, 2007 by Barbara Schock.
Illinois (U.S.): FOTW "Flags of the World" Web Site.
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