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Are you thinking about moving to Illinois? Are you searching for a reliable moving company in Illinois? You’re in luck – Long Distance Movers is one of the best moving companies in the US, with amazing online moving company reviews. We offer our moving services in Illinois and we can help you move to whichever city you desire. Our moving services include moving supplies, such as moving checklists, moving boxes, moving tips and more; moving trucks, moving helpers and packers which can dismantle and reassemble anything you need; car shipping (including enclosed car transport, exotic car transport) and much more. We have decided to save you some time by searching the Internet for you. Here’s a quick guide about Illinois.

About Illinois

Illinois is a US state located in the Midwestern region of the country. It gained statehood in 1818. It is the 6th most populated and the 25th largest US state (by land area). The word Illinois originates from French – it is a French rendering of a native Algonquin word. The capital of Illinois is Springfield. However, the largest city is Chicago (also known as Windy City, Chi-town, Second City or City of Big Shoulders). The majority of the population of Illinois speaks English (80%). Besides English, languages spoken are Spanish (14 %) and other (5%). Three US Presidents were elected while they were living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Barack Obama. Today, Illinois honors Abraham Lincoln with an official state slogan “Land of Lincoln”, which is being displayed on license plates since 1954. Also, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is located in Springfield, the capital of the state, and the Barack Obama Presidential Center is supposed to be finished by 2020 in Chicago.
To learn more about the Presidential museum in Illinois, as well as any other, here’s a link

Weather in Illinois

The weather in Illinois varies greatly throughout the year. Because of its very large area, it has a humid continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. In the southern region, however, the climate is humid subtropical, with moderate winters. On average, Illinois gets around 35-48 inches of rain per year, depending on the region. The record high temperature was measured back in July 1954, when it reached 117 °F. The record low temperature, on the other hand, occurred much more recently, in January 1999, when it was measured at -36 °F. Illinois has 51 days of thunderstorm activity, which is above the US average. It is also vulnerable to tornadoes and experiences around 35 tornadoes per year. The worst tornado to ever strike Illinois was the Tri-State Tornado in 1925 when 613 victims from Illinois died.
Here are more facts and details about the climate in Illinois

Major Counties and Cities in Illinois

Illinois has 102 counties. The majority of the counties were named after the early American leaders, especially the ones who participated in the American Revolutionary War. Here are some of the counties located in Illinois:
· Cook County
· Du Page County
· Lake County
· Will County
· Kane County
· McHenry County
· Winnebago County
· Madison County
· Saint Clair County
· Sangamon County
· Champaign County
· Peoria County
· McLean County
· Rock Island County
Major cities in Illinois are Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Champaign etc.

Sports in Illinois: Major and minor leagues

Because Illinois is one of the United States major metropolises, all major sports leagues have teams with headquarters in Chicago. Here are some of the most popular major league teams in Chicago, Illinois:
· The Chicago Cubs of the National League play in the second-oldest major league stadium (Wrigley Field). The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games to win the 2016 World Series.
· The Chicago White Sox of the American League won the World Series in 2005, their first since 1917. They play on the city's south side at Guaranteed Rate Field.
· The Chicago Bears football team has won nine total NFL Championships, the last occurring in Super Bowl XX on January 26, 1986.
· The Chicago Bulls of the NBA is one of the most recognized basketball teams in the world.
· The Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL began playing in 1926.
· The Chicago Fire soccer club is a member of MLS and has been one of the league's most successful and best-supported clubs since its founding in 1997.
· The Chicago Sky of the Women's National Basketball Association, a franchise in the pro league since 2006.
Minor league teams include:
· The Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL, previously of Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS) and Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)[117]
· The Chicago Wolves are an AHL team
· The Chicago Bandits of the NPF, a female softball league; won first title in 2008
· The Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League
· The Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League
· The Peoria Rivermen are an SPHL team
· The Rockford IceHogs are an AHL team
· The Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League
· The Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League
· The Bloomington Flex of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association
· The Bloomington Edge of the X-League Indoor Football
· The Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League
· The Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League
· The Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League
· The Southern Illinois Miners based out of Marion in the Frontier League
· The Chicago Carnage of the MLRH
· The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League in Sauget, Illinois
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