What are Illinois?

  • (noun): A member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west.
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Illinois (i/ˌɪlɨˈnɔɪ/ IL-i-NOY) is the 25th most extensive and the 5th most populous of the 50 United States, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a broad economic base. Illinois is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O'Hare International Airport has ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

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Onarga, Illinois
... Onarga is a village in Onarga Township, Iroquois County, Illinois, United States ... The population was 1,438 at the 2000 census, and 1,350 in 2009 ...
Illinois - Infrastructure - Transportation - Interstate Highway System
... Illinois' central location and large population are the reasons that Illinois carries the distinction of having the most primary (2-digit) Interstates ...
U.S. Route 12 - Route Description - Illinois
... Route 12 in Illinois See also Mannheim Road and 95th Street (Chicago) In Illinois, US 12 is an arterial surface road that runs from Richmond, southeast ... name for the area around Des Plaines, Illinois, the location where the road resumes its westerly direction ...
University Of Illinois System - Foundation
... The University of Illinois foundation is the official fundraising and gift agency of the University of Illinois system ... is dubbed as "the largest and most ambitious campaign in the history of the University of Illinois" ...
University Of Illinois System - Alumni Association
... current and former students of the University of Illinois, the University of Illinois Alumni Association has the largest alumni membership in the world with more than 600,000 members internationally ... It also coordinates the Illinois Connection legislative advocacy network and the EXPLORERS alumni travel program ...

More definitions of "Illinois":

  • (noun): The Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami peoples.

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