Illinois
Capital
Springfield
Located In
Contiguous United States
USA
Area
149998.0
Time Zones
UTC−06:00
Central Time Zone
Category
US State
Founded
1818-08-26

Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state ... more on Wikipedia

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