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Eldorado is a city in Saline County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,534 at the 2000 census. Although the city's name is spelled as if it were Spanish, it is pronounced /[ɛldəˈreɪdoʊ]/ (listen) or [ɛldəˈreɪdə]. Originally, the name was "Elder-Reado" -- a combination of the last names of the town's two founders, Judge Samuel Elder and Joseph Read. According to legend, a signpainter for the railroad painted the name "Eldorado" on the train depot; as a result, the spelling and pronunciation was forever changed.