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Illinois Overview

Population 12.9 million
Capital Springfield
Largest Cities Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville
Topography Lakes
Climate Cold winters and hot summers
Time Zone Central Time/GMT -6
Lifestyles City life, lake, professional sports, university
Important Annual Events June-July: Taste of Chicago. August: Chicago Air & Water Show.
Popular Real Estate Locations Chicago

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Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the nation. It is located near the middle of the United States, just south of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes. The state’s northeastern corner borders Lake Michigan. A majority of the population lives in Chicago, making the rest of the state only lightly populated.

Chicago is the third most populous city in the nation and has 72 skyscrapers and easy transportation systems. It is located on the coast of Lake Michigan and has 15 miles (24 km) of beaches and lakefront property. Chicago has several professional sports teams, including football, hockey, basketball, and baseball.

Illinois real estate includes high-rise lakefront condominiums, downtown lofts, historic homes in a variety of architectural styles, golf course communities, and suburban neighborhoods with modest and luxury homes.

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