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Get To Know Illinois Before Your Move
When you move to Illinois, you’ll find out it has an amazing history. Illinois (IL), nicknamed The Prairie State, was the 21st state in the U.S., becoming a state on December 3, 1818. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and it’s most well-known city, Chicago, is the largest. More than 12,882,135 Illinoisans call the state home, and home values have gone up 2.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.1% within the next year.
Illinois, the 25th largest state, focuses industrially on agriculture (corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley, rye, and sorghum), cattle, manufacturing, and mining. Illinois is home to national parks, trails and monuments like The Abraham Lincoln Home, the historic Lewis and Clark Trail, the Trail of Tears, and the Pullman National Monument. Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub, O’Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world’s busiest airports.
If you’re a sports fan or history buff moving to Illinois, you’re in for a treat. All major sports leagues have teams headquartered in Chicago. For baseball, Illinoisans affiliate with the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. Football fans cheer for the Chicago Bears, and basketball is tops with the Chicago Bulls. The Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League began as members of the original six, and have won six Stanley Cups through 2015.
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