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    Illinois (IL) state of US

    There could not be a more stark contrast between Wisconsin and Illinois - Scott Walker

    History & Geography:
    Illinois nicknamed as the Prairie State is a mid western state bordering Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west. The state capital is Springfield and was founded on the 3rd of December 1818. 12.88 million People
    reside in the US state of Illinois covering almost 57,915 mi2 of land area.
    Illinois is in the mid western United States surrounded by Wisconsin to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the west, Kentucky to the south, and Indiana to the east. Michigan also falls in the Illinois border, but only via a northeastern water boundary in Lake Michigan. Almost the entire western boundary is the Mississippi River, except for a few areas where the river has changed course.

    Natural Resources:
    Fertile soil is one of the major resources of this state. The land produces large crops and rich pasturage year after year with the help of ample rainfall during the growing season. Besides Fertile soil, Mineral wealth, especially coal and petroleum, and timber are some of the major resources.

    Illinois is a state with strong economic roots it is home to Chicago, which is the financial capital of the Midwest. The Major industries in the US state of Illinois include services, manufacturing, exports, agriculture, and mining; these industries significantly benefit the economy of the state.

    Illinois most famous and mouth watering dishes that will take your taste buds on a tasty ride are: deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs. These foods all originated from Chicago, a city famous for its food.

    The Climate of Illinois has a climate that varies widely throughout the year. Average yearly precipitation for Illinois varies from just over 48 inches. It describes the weather conditions, and extremes, noted within the state of Illinois. Most of Illinois has a humid continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters.

    The US state of Illinois is divided in to 102 counties. Most of the counties of Illinois are named after several things like early American leaders, especially of the American Revolutionary War, as well as soldiers from the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812, natural features or counties in other states, early Illinois leaders, two counties are named for Native American tribes, and one bears the name of a plant used as a food source by Native Americans.
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    Illinois being the third-largest city in the United States is a major transportation hub. The state has two major airports and main freight rail hub of North America.

    Hotel and Places:
    Illinois has some amazing tourist's sites which include: Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of National History, Willis Tower, Magnificent Mile, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Field.
    The list of five star and luxurious hotels in the US state of Illinois are as follows:
    • Park Hyatt Chicago
    • Trump international hotel and tower
    • Loews Chicago hotel

    Author: Izma Sayyed
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