Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Illinois. Contributions and photography for the Illinois guides from Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy, Justin Cozart, Kelly Nitzman and Thomas Decker.
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Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008;
Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Illinois: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007;
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2008 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008;
Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Illinois, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007
- Capital: Springfield
- Nickname: Prairie State
- State Flower: Purple Violet
- State Bird: Cardinal
- State Tree: White Oak
- Total Interstate Mileage: 2,169.53
- Land Area: 57,918 square miles
- Highest Point: Charles Mound 1,235 feet
- Lowest Point: Mississippi River in Alexander County 279 feet
- Number of Counties: 102
- Statehood: 21st state; admitted December 3, 1818
Major League Sports Franchises
- Chicago Bears (NFL)
- Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
- Chicago Bulls (NBA)
- Chicago Cubs (MLB)
- Chicago Fire (MLS)
- Chicago White Sox (MLB)
- Chicago Cardinals, relocated in 1959 to St. Louis and eventually Phoenix.
- Chicago Zephyrs, relocated in 1963 to Baltimore and renamed the Bullets, later moving again to Washington and eventually changing names to the Wizards.
- Tri-Cities Blackhawks, relocated to Milwaukee in 1951, later becoming the Atlanta Hawks in 1968.
Major Motorsport Speedways
Page Updated 12-19-2014.