Illinois State Map
This reference map of Illinois is a handy reference piece ideal for map collectors, and travel enthusiasts. It presents an overview of the urban space and provides valuable geographic information of the state. The topography, transportation network, names of cities and state boundaries, feature in the map with accuracy.
It also highlights city layout of major settlements like Chicago, downtown Chicago, Bloomington/Normal, Peoria, Decatur, Rockford, Champaign/Urbana, Quad Cities and State capital Springfield.
This visual organizer also furnishes two indices, driving distances chart and An elaborate key table which simplifies symbolic data like highways, airports park etc.
Details on the Map
The map of Illinois depicts the urban layout of the state with rich imagery designed in planimetric style. The state capitals, major towns and cities are named and accurately marked in the map with readable fonts. Route charts of interstate, national and state highways are illustrated with specific numbering and color coded thread markings . Freeways, tolls ways and other major roads are also drawn out clearly.
Terrain features are marked with preciseness and captioned with clarity. Airports locations, national parks, state parks, recreational areas and other points of interest are indicated for easy understanding. Separate frames highlight an elaborate know-how of cities which include Chicago, downtown Chicago, Bloomington/Normal, Peoria, Decatur, Rockford, Champaign/Urbana, Quad Cities and State capital Springfield. The map is also furnished with a city town index, County index, distance markers, miniature map of the US indicating the placement of Illinois along with a digitized flag of the State.
This informative and attractive piece of cartography designed by experts of Globe Turners can be ordered in four different finishes which include Paper, Matte Plastic, Laminated and Canvas in high quality prints.
Location on the map
Illinois is located in the Midwest region of the United States. It is bordered by Wisconsin to the north, Indiana to the east and Kentucky to the south east. The Mississippi River forms a water boundary with Missouri and Iowa in the West. The north eastern border of Illinois lies in Lake Michigan and it shares a water boundary with the state of Michigan. Kaskaskia an enclave of Illinois lies west of Mississippi and can be accessible only through Missouri.
The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, State parks, military area, highways, important roads, airports, County boundaries and other details and other details of the title frame.
Region Location and Counties on Map of Illinois
According to the USCB the State of Illinois is located in the Midwest Region and falls under East North Central in Division 3. The other States under this division are Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Illinois is divided into 102 counties. Cook County is the largest county in terms of population. The City of Chicago is located in this county.
Time Zone of Illinois
Illinois falls under the Central time zone and observes the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Major cities of Illinois
Northern part of Illinois is dominated by the Chicago Metropolitan area which includes Chicago and its suburbs. It is the third largest Metropolitan of the nation. .Central Illinois are mainly prairie and this area includes the state capital Springfield, Quincy, Decatur, Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana. Southern Illinois consists of Kaskaskia and suburbs of St Louis.
City Inset of Chicago
Chicago is the county seat of Cook County and is the most populous city of the state. It is the principal city of Chicago metropolitan area and is also known as Chicagoland. It is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry and education. Chicago Park District consists of 570 parks and lives up to its motto, “City in a Garden”. Other points of interest include monuments, historical sites , museums and art centers.
Lincoln Park is the largest public park and is named after President Abraham Lincoln. Chicago has the largest number of federal highways. Seven mainline and four auxiliary interstate highways serve the city. Chicago is also one of the largest hubs of passenger rail service as well as railroad industries in the country. O’Hare International Airport is the world’s fifth busiest airport.
City Inset of Downtown ChicagoThis inset enables the fastest possible orientation of the heart of the city of Chicago. The downtown area is also called the Chicago Loop. It is known for its historic architectures, parks and river walks. It is also the central business district of the city. The inset is elaborated with up to date street information and landmark locations. Utilities, notable buildings and points of interest are marked with readable fonts for easy understanding.
City Inset of Bloomington/Normal
Bloomington/ Normal is a metropolitan area in Central Illinois. As the name suggests it contains two main municipalities of Bloomington and Normal. Both the cities lie in the Mclean County. Bloomington is also the county seat of McLean County and lies adjacent to Normal. The legendary Will Rogers Highway passes through the metropolitan area. Interstate highways 39, 55 and 74 serve the area along with US route 51 and state route 9 the Highways are specifically numbered for clarity and orientation. The metropolitan area is also served with four major railroads and Amtrak which are drawn out on the inset.
City Inset of PeoriaPeoria is the rural and agricultural center of the state and is the seat of Peoria County. It is located on the Illinois River and is a major port of shipping and trading. It is also the second largest city in central Illinois. Museums, civic centers, historical monuments and Wildlife Prairie State park, universities and schools are prominently marked on the inset. Interstate highway 74 and 55 serves the city along with other national highways and state routes. Highway network is numbered, whereas tollways, thoroughfares, intersections and other primary and secondary roads can be easily identified.
City Inset of DecaturNicknamed the “Soy City” or the “Soybean capital of the world” as at one time over one third of the soybean grown in the world, were processed in Decatur. It is named after Naval War Hero Stephen Decatur. Located on the banks of Sangamon River it is the largest city of Macon County and also its county seat. Interstate 72 serves the city along with other national and state highways. It is one of the major railway junctions of the state and the seven rail routes are drawn out in detail on the inset. Points of interest, museums, parks, historical sites, amenity centers and universities are also indicated on the locator.
City Inset of RockfordRockford lies in the Winnebago County in northern Illinois. It is the third largest city of the state. Rock river can be located at the southern end of the city. Interstate 90 is marked in the inset along with state highways, national highways and other primary and secondary roads. Points of interest in the city include Airport locations, architectural attractions, Museums, Parks, historical sites and educational institutions.
City Inset of Champaign/UrbanaChampaign and Urbana is a metropolitan area located in east central Illinois. It is locally known as Chambana and consists of three main counties which are Champaign, Ford and Piatt. Historical Museums, Science Museums, parks, recreational areas and the University of Illinois can be located with ease on the inset. Interstate Highway 74 can be seen running through the metropolitan and suburbs from east to west. Interstate 57 can be seen running from north to south. Other National highways and state highways are also numbered for easy orientation along with expressways, tollways, railroads and airport locations.
City Inset of Quad Cities
Quad Cities is an amalgamated area of five cities located in Iowa and Illinois. The cities that lie within Illinois include Rock Island, Moline and East Moline. This metropolitan area is located at the confluence of Rock and Mississippi river. The Quad Cities metropolitan area consists of three counties RockIsland and Henry County in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.
Important landmarks, Museums, botanical gardens, Rock Island Arsenal, Waterfront Convention Center are indicated on the inset with clarity. Interstate highway 80, 280 and 74 run through both the states whereas Interstate 88 only serves the Illinois area. State routes are also numbered and drawn out in the inset along with other primary and secondary roads.
City Inset of Springfield
The state capital Springfield is located in Sangamon County. It is the county seat and also the largest city of the county. Springfield was home to president Abraham Lincoln till he became president. Many tourist attractions of the city are linked to the legendary president like his home, and the cemetery where he was buried.
The street layout of the city is in a grid system and is numbered neatly. Health centers, important buildings, public utilities and parks are marked notable on the frame. Interstate 55 runs through the city from north to south. Other national highways, state highways and primary and secondary roads that serve the city are marked on the inset along with airport locations.
IndexA tabular index on cities and counties and distance markers based on accurate information and map data helps locate all towns and cities on the map.
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