Welcome to Illinois

Illinois, also known as the Land of Lincoln, was the twenty-first state to join the Union, when it was admitted on December 3, 1818. It lies in the eastern north-central United States and is surrounded by Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, and Lake Michigan. Springfield is the state's capital, but Chicago is Illinois's most heavily populated city, with nearly three million residents.

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Latest Illinois Businesses

5 Star Restoration Speci...
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 380-9115

Nelson's Services Inc
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 708-2704

Optimum Fitness Formula
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 686-3632

Padgett Business Services
Grayslake, IL 60030
(224) 337-4403

Dean's Clothing
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-3007

Halina Pociask - Classic...
Palos-Hills, IL 60465
(708) 572-7014

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Illinois Information

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Capital Springfield
State Bird Cardinal
State Flower Purple Violet
State Tree White Oak
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Northwestern University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • DePaul University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • University of Chicago
Sports Teams
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Blackhawks
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