Welcome to the Illinois information page! Discover Illinois by browsing this page for interesting pieces of Illinois trivia, history, state facts and scenic road trip ideas. If you are planning to move to the great state of Illinois or are just thinking about it, download the Allstate Moving Checklist and Household Inventory Record to help you stay on track.
The state of Illinois encompasses 57,918 square miles and is ranked 25th in the nation's total area. It was the 21st state to enter the union, joining the United States on December 3, 1818. The origin of the name Illinois is often associated with the Illiniwek people who were part of the Algonquian tribes.
- The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885.
- Metropolis the home of Superman really exists in Southern Illinois.
- Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald's.
- Comedy showcase Second City was founded on North Wells Street in a former Chinese laundry in 1959.
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Take a spin through the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles online to better prepare yourself before your move. Use this link to learn need-to-know basics such as obtaining a new Illinois driver's license, requirements for an ID cards, and vehicle registration.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
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Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Illinois.
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Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Illinois State Tourism site.
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