Illinois gained its current status as a state in the year 1818. The government of Illinois is lead by Bruce Rauner and is based in the state capital of Springfield (Population: 116,250).
The most populous cities in Illinois are: Chicago (Population: 2,695,598), Aurora (Population: 197,899), Rockford (Population: 152,871), Joliet (Population: 147,433), Naperville (Population: 141,853).
Illinois State - Quick Facts
|Year of Establishment||1818|
|Capital||Springfield (Population: 116,250)|
|Head of Government||Bruce Rauner|
|Total Area||145,934 sq km (56,345 sq miles)|
|Population Density||87.9 sq km (227.7 sq miles)|
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