About Illinois


Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country.

With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities, and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a broad economic base. Illinois is also a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the State to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the St. Lawrence Seawa, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O'Hare International Airport has ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.

Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics. In the 1810s, settlers began arriving from Kentucky and in 1818 Illinois achieved statehood. The state's population originally grew from south to north. Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River, one of the few natural harbors on southern Lake Michigan. Railroads and John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois' rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmlands, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars.

The Great Migration established a large community of African Americans in Chicago that created the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Three U.S. Presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama.  Additionally, President Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was the only US President actually born and raised in Illinois. Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan, Land of Lincoln, which has been displayed on its license plates since 1954.

Waterfront Motor Boating Lake with Lake Home and 9 acres of Horse Property.

Antioch, Lake County, Illinois

You can have it all! Almost 9 acres with 5 bedroom house. 2 kitchens. 3 car garage with heated workshop. Fenced dog run with doggie door into mud room. 5 stall horse barn with electricity, water, and tack room- run-in sheds attached to back side of barn. 5 acres of agricultural land with a hog pen ( never been used) and fenced area to ride. PLUS two water front LAKE HOUSES on Loon Lake. This home has private access road from IL RT 83 and is adjacent to Nature Conservation Land. Owner is leaving John Deer tractor and lawn mower as well as golf carts to ride around.house has private remote entry gate and is fenced with 2.5 acres. Barn is fenced from pasture. Pasture is fenced from Lake House access. 4 total PIN numbers 3 separate wells/ septic tanks. Beautiful and private retreat.

Dawn Bravo , Coldwell Banker

9.50 ACRES


Beautiful Candlewick Lake Home!

Poplar Grove, Boone County, Illinois

Resort living at home! Lakefront home with sandy beach and spectacular views! 4BR/2BA all brick ranch home located on beautiful Candlewick Lake. Walkout finished lower level has leads to the awesome 40x25 patio. Upper deck overlooking the lake spans the width of the house. Pella windows and patio doors throughout the home. Corian countertops, plenty of cabinets, breakfast bar and ceramic tile are featured in the kitchen. Hardwood flooring throughout main level. Enjoy the community amenities such as boating, swimming, fishing on the 210-acre lake. Or play a round of golf on the nine-hole signature golf course. Recreation Center, tennis courts and 9 parks throughout the community. HSA 1-year Home Warranty included.

Janet Churchill Stinde , Maurer Real Estate Group

0.36 ACRES
2200 SQ FT

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