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Illinois River   /ˌɪlənˈɔɪ rˈɪvər/   Listen
Illinois River

A river in Illinois that flows southwest to the Mississippi River.

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"Illinois River" Quotes from Famous Books

... eyes grew dreamy. "Just don't you, though! We could ride down the canal out in the Illinois River and down the Mississippi to St. Louis. No staying after school, no 'rithmetic lessons, no lawns to cut or front porches to wash on Saturdays. We'd get up when we liked and fish when we liked, and loaf around ...
— A Son of the City - A Story of Boy Life • Herman Gastrell Seely

... as though Doc was talking to himself. "They'll strip the land down bare," he mumbled. "And the hills will wash away, and the chemicals they use in the mill will kill the fish in the creeks and the Illinois River." ...
— Trees Are Where You Find Them • Arthur Dekker Savage

... thus between the two great valleys, 1, the Superior route; 2, the Wisconsin and Fox route; 3, the Illinois River route, whether by the Kankakee, La Salle's way, or by the south branch of the Chicago River, Joliet's way; and 4, the route by the Wabash and Ohio. The Wabash, too, could be approached either from Lake ...
— History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI) • E. Benjamin Andrews

Words linked to "Illinois River" :   Prairie State, river, Illinois, il, Land of Lincoln

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