About Illinois

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.

 
$2,700,000
65 Acre Riverfront Retreat

Dixon, Ogle County, Illinois


Luxury estate in a rustic setting - secluded, gated with 65+ acres on the Rock River. This historic 1925 White Pine log home has been completely renovated with a major addition keeping with the integrity of the original home. The new addition included an elegant master suite, family room and 2 bedrooms in a walkout level. Property offers a Pentair Intelliconnect salt water pool with private patio, pool house, spectacular views, automatic generator and a separate 3 bedroom/2 bath guest house with large screened-in porch and fireplace. The renovations and additions included the finest of finishes throughout. The land around the home and buildings is wooded however offers area in the lower section with pasture and some tillable acreage - would be highly suited to an equestrian facility with trails throughout the property for riding. This private luxury estate is only a short distance from shopping and tollroad. Unique and exquisite - one of a kind property.

Sabina Ephraim , Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

65.00 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
8000 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS LOCATED ON KY LAKE

Brookport, Massac County, Illinois


BEST VIEW ON KENTUCKY LAKE-MAIN LAKE VIEW WITH DIRECT VIEW ACROSS LAKE W/GREAT NIGHT VIEW OF LIGHTED DAM-MOON LIGHT SHINES ACROSS IN FRONT OF YOU-LARGE 3 BDRM-3 1/2 BATHS HOMEMAIN LAKE VIEW FROM YOUR LARGE PRIVATE MSTR SUITE W/WALK IN SHOWER/WHIRLPOOL BATH-2ND GUEST BDRM HAS SPLIT BATH-PRIVATE GUEST BDRM HAS LARGE BATH W/STEAM SHOWER-ALL BDRMS HAVE ACCESS TO OUTSIDE & THE LAKE-ALL MAIN ROOMS HAVE LAKE VIEW-LOTS OF DECKS/PATIOS FOR GREAT ENTERTAINING OR JUST ENJOYING THE MOON LIGHT ON THE WATER FROM YOUR HOT TUB-PRIVATE DBL DECKER DOCK-BOAT HOUSE-SMALL ROOM UNDER GUEST SUITE HAS 1/2 BATH FOR USE IF OUTSIDE WORKING OR COMING IN FROM LAKE-4 ATT/ GARAGES-LAWN SPRINKLING SYSTEM-2 GAS HVACS-3 FIREPLACES-APPROX. 1/2 LOT+TVA-$1,500,000 MLS#110057

Jay & Karen "Sissy" Wommack , Remax Real Estate Associates

0.55 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3412 SQ FT

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