illinois : Common Errors in English

About illinois

It annoys people from this state when people pronounce the final syllable in “Illinois” to rhyme with “noise.” The final S in “Illinois” is silent.

illinois Meaning(s)

  • (n) a midwestern state in north-central United States
  • (n) a member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
  • (n) the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami

illinois in News

  1. Illinois motorcycle fatalities up 13%

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Fatal motorcycle accidents are up 13 percent in Illinois, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The State Journal-Register reported ( http://bit.ly/11hYw69 ) there were 131 motorcycle fatalities in 2010, a figure that rose to 148 in 2012. read more
    on June 17, 2013 Source: IlliniHQ.com

  2. Illinois-Intel partnership leads to prototype for debugging innovations

    ( University of Illinois College of Engineering ) In a major collaboration, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Intel will unveil a new process for parallel programming systems at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture held in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 23-27. This process, called QuickRec, allows steps in a process to be retraced to learn where ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Illinois man held in fatal crash in SE Wisconsin

    An Illinois man suspected of drunken driving is facing charges for a crash that left him severely injured and killed a man in southeastern Wisconsin.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: WKBT La Crosse

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