Now some quick fact's about Illinois, Chicago and Springfield.
Illinois is a state in USA in the midvest. In the year 200 it was 12 419 300 people living there, The capital is Springfield and the biggest city is Chicago. Illinois has been one of the united states og America since 1818.
Chicago is a city in USA in the state of Illinois near Lake Michigan. It has 2 896 000 people living there and it is the 3 biggest city in USA.
There are 111 400 people living in Springfield. It is Abraham Lincon's hometown and he is buryed here too.
How did Illinois get it's name..?
The name Illinois says to have a special background. Manny indiansa lived iin North Illinois and in the south part of Wisconsin. The leader of the Ottawatribe was a man cald 'Pontiac' who tried to gethered all indians for a battle against the white people. In 1767 Pontiac was murded. And becaus of that the expression 'they are men' came up, and in a indian language is sounds like 'Illinois'.