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Illinois State Facts
State Capital : Springfield
Population : 12,419,293 (as of 2000)
Major Rivers : Mississippi River, Ohio River, Illinois River, Wabash River
Major Lakes : Lake Michigan, Rend Lake
Highest Point : Charles Mound, 1,235 Feet above sea level
State Flower : Purple Violet
State Bird : Cardinal
State Tree : White Oak
Bordering States :

Indiana  Iowa  Kentucky  Michigan  Missouri  Wisconsin   

Climate :

Illinois has four distinct seasons, ranging from cold winters to hot, somewhat humid summers. By far the best time to visit is May-October, when temperatures are mild and fairly predictable. The leaves, especially in Shawnee National Forest, are beautiful in the fall. In winter, temperatures may vary as much as 20 degrees F/11 C in an hour, and the wind can make very cold temperatures even colder -- and more dangerous (dress very warmly if you're visiting then). Northern Illinois averages 25 F/-4 C in January, 75 F/24 C in July. Southern Illinois averages 36 F/2 C in January and 79 F/26 C in July. Central Illinois gets more than its share of ice storms during the winter and tornadoes during spring and summer. The Chicago area within 3 mi/5 km of Lake Michigan tends to get much more snow than the rest of the city because of the "lake effect."

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Illinois - Central Region
Resorts : 4    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 3    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Altamont, Arcola, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign, Charleston, Danville, Decatur, Effingham, Elkhart, Lincoln, Marshall, Monticello, Newton, Oakland, Pana, Petersburg, Pontiac, Robinson, Shelbyville, Springfield, Tuscola, Urbana, Vandalia

Illinois - Chicagoland Region
Resorts : 0    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 0    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Alsip, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Barrington, Batavia, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Crete, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Forest Park, Frankfort, Geneva, Glenview, Gurnee, Highland Park, Joliet, Libertyville, Lockport, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Park Forest, River Forest, Rosemont, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Westmont, Wheaton, Wilmette, Wood Dale, Woodridge

Illinois - Northern Region
Resorts : 7    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 6    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Amboy, Belvidere, Bradley/Bourbonnais, Channahon, Cherry Valley, DeKalb, Dixon, Elizabeth, Franklin Grove, Freeport, Galena, Genoa, Hanover, Kankakee, LaSalle, Lena, Loves Park, Mendota, Morris, Mt. Carroll, Oglesby, Oregon, Ottawa, Rockford, Sandwich, Stockton, Sycamore, Union, Utica, Wilmington, Woodstock

Illinois - Southern Region
Resorts : 5    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 0    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Albion, Alto Pass, Anna, Belknap, Benton, Cairo, Calhoun, Carbondale, Carlyle, Carmi, Cave-in-Rock, Centralia, Cobden, Dixon Springs, Eddyville, Elizabethtown, Flora, Golconda, Harrisburg, Jonesboro, Makanda, McLeansboro, Mt. Vernon, Murphysboro, Olney, Sesser, Shawneetown, Ullin, Vienna, Whittington

Illinois - Southwest Region
Resorts : 0    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 0    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Alton, Belleville, Cahokia, Chester, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Ellis Grove, Grafton, Granite City, Lebanon, Prairie Du Rocher, Red Bud, Waterloo, Wood River

Illinois - Western Region
Resorts : 1    Lodges : 0    Bed and Breakfast : 0    Inns : 0

Cities Include: Barry, Canton, Carthage, East Peoria, Forest City, Galesburg, Gladstone, Havana, Jacksonville, Kewanee, Mackinaw, Macomb, Monmouth, Nauvoo, Oquawka, Pekin, Peoria, Princeton, Quad Cities (Rock Island/Moline), Quincy, Roseville, Sheffield, Warsaw, Wyoming


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