U.S. STATE FACTS

Illinois Facts

The Sears Tower in Chicago Illinois
The Sears Tower in Chicago

Introduction - Illinois Facts

The state of Illinois is located in the heart of the American Midwest region. It is bordered by Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Missouri. This is a big state with areas ranging from large cities to beautiful countryside, where quaint towns are chock full of history. What usually comes to mind when people think of Illinois, however, is Chicago, the Windy City. It is quite the tourist mecca with endless dining, museums, and shopping options to suit any taste. Did you know that both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama held important political positions in Illinois before becoming U.S. President? Read on to find out more interesting facts and information about Illinois, written in a list format for kids and adults to easily read.

State of Illinois Quick Facts

State of Illinois Interesting Facts

State of Illinois Historical Facts