It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
— Dick Durbin

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.
Chris Christie illinois quote

To my great disappointment, it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment - especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago, when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois.
— Paul Ryan

I still think of myself as from Illinois.
— Alison Krauss

I literally integrated the small town of Libertyville, Illinois. I was the first person of color to reside within its borders.
— illinois quotation by Tom Morello