Blue O on an orange background with the a blue outline of the state of Illinois
The "O" featured on the state of Illinois stands for "Ogilvie". Richard B. Ogilvie was governor of Illinois for only one term, from 1969-1973. Due to Ogilvie's many accomplishments while in office, he is considered one of the best governors in Illinois's history. Ogilvie's notable achievements include establishing an income tax and saving the economically strapped state; creating an antipollution program; and developing or restructuring several agencies within the government like the Illinois Bureau of Investigation and the Human Rights Commission.