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.

Spectacular Lake and City Views / High - floor Chicago Condo / Fantastic $$$

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Welcome to PARK PLACE TOWER! This full-amenity building has it all. This spacious 36th. floor unit has forever north Lake views, Newer stainless steel kitchen includes Cherry Cabinets, thick Granite counters. There is a newer bath, and REAL Hardwood floors throughout. Entry has a large walk-in closet, and there are two additional hall closets. Valet Parking is available for monthly rental, or possible purchase separately. Doorstaff (24/7), On-site management, Health Club, Party Room, Media Room, Commissary, Cleaners, Coin Laundry. The outdoor area is second to none, with a huge outdoor Pool, Spa, Grills, Sundeck, Cabanas and even a Basketball court! The location affords easy access to the Lake front, Golf course, Wrigley Field, and all the wonderful shopping and restaurants that Lakeview East has to offer! NOTE: The pictures show the unit with renters belongings. The entire unit had just been repainted, and is available immediately.

Thomas Sillitti , Baird & Warner

0.00 ACRES
800 SQ FT
Fantastic Lake Front Vintage Home in Chicago!

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Unobstructed Lake Views from this elegant home in a wonderful 1919 Beaux Arts building by Peter J. Weber, a celebrated architect at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Spacious rooms, high ceilings, beautiful moldings and beautiful built-ins abound in this elegant family home. The kitchen has been remodeled with Cherry Cabinets and Granite Counters. The Master Suite boasts a huge walk-in closet and a beautiful built-in wall of storage. The Master Bath has a double vanity, and walk-in shower with dual shower heads and heated floors. In addition, there is a lovely updated Second Bath and Powder Room just off the gracious Entry Hall. Laundry is in the unit, and Parking for one car is included in the purchase price. Pets are welcome! This lovely home is located in the much sought-after Nettlehorst School and Mount Carmel Academy school district.

Thomas Sillitti , Baird & Warner

0.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT

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