Illinois in the American Midwest

State Capitol of Illinois in Springfield

Land between the Waters Illinois is one of the states of the Midwest, the breadbasket of the USA. Illinois is located in the Southwest of the “Great Lakes”, southwest of Lake Michigan. Illinois stretches from Lake Michigan in the east to the Mississippi River in the west. The southeastern boundary is formed by the Ohio River. Springfield is the country’s capital, the metropolis Chicago, the country’s economic center, is by…

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