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Capital: Springfield
Nickname: Land of Lincoln
Inhabitants: 12.8 million
Largest city: Chicago
Airport: (ORD) Chicago O’Hare
Fun Fact: More than 85% of the state of Illinois is farmland
About Illinois
Those who thought Chicago was the capital of Illinois are mistaken. The city is humorously referred to as ‘The second City’, as Springfield is the capital. However, the state of Illinois is more than the metropolis of Chicago. Lake Michigan is a big draw in the summer, freezing cold and often partially frozen in the winter. Illinois has no National Parks but the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Shawnee National Forest and Starved Rock State Park are noteworthy and beautiful nature parks. Springfield’s most famous resident is President Abraham Lincoln (however, he was born in Kentucky and moved to Illinois at age 21), home to his presidential library and a museum with a replica of the 1861 White House. Illinois is the 25th largest state in America and the birthplace of Ronald Reagan. Construction of Barack Obama’s first-ever digital presidential library began in Chicago in August 2021. See mcat-test-centers for a list of 2-year colleges in Illinois including private technical schools and public community colleges within the state of Illinois.

Brief History of Illinois

Population: 12 869.257 thousand people (2011) Area: 149998.0 sq. km In the Midwest of the United States, the state of Illinois is located, which is in 25th place in terms of occupied area. Its capital is Springfield. According to citypopulationreview.com, the largest city in Illinois is Chicago. The state is the main transport hub of… Read More »