Illinois, is also known as the Land of Lincoln. Even though Lincoln was not born in Illinois, he did start his political life by being elected as the Representative of Illinois. Illinois is in the central of the country and the heart of America. Residents of Illinois are proud for both their hometown’s central location and its representation as the cultural center of the country. Illinois is just as a microcosm of America and from small towns and idyllic farms to big cities and industrial might, you can find everything in this Prairie State.
As for economic activity, Illinois is one of the leading producers of corn and soybeans; due to its convenient location, with access to the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, and its central location within the states, Illinois is an important hub for transportation in central America. Chicago has the world's busiest airport and towering skyscrapers
Though Chicago is not the capital of Illinois, it is without doubt the biggest city in the state. In fact, Chicago is the third biggest city in America. It is a commercial center and twelve Fortune 500 companies have established their headquarters in Chicago. Chicago is also the home of many world top ranked higher education institutions: Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago etc.