Illinois State Flag
The bald eagle represents the United States and within its beak is a streamer with the state motto. In the eagle's claw is a shield with thirteen bars and thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The two dates on the rock are the dates of statehood and of the state seal. The ground under the bald eagle symbolize the state's rich prairie soil.
3' x 5', flies in the ligthest breeze.