Illinois known as the land of Lincoln, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, became the 21st state on December 3, 1818. With over 781,000 apartment units and population of over 12,830,000 it is the 5th most inhabited state. The city of Springfield is the capitol although Chicago is its largest city.

The Illinois nickname is the Prairie State, the bird is the Cardinal and flower the Purple Violet.

Schools in Illinois

 Adler School of Professional Psychology
 American Academy of Art
 American College of Education
 American InterContinental University
 Argosy University
 Augustana College
 Aurora University
 Benedictine University
 Black Hawk College
 Blackburn College
 Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
 Bradley University
 Carl Sandburg College
 Catholic Theological Union
 Chamberlain College of Nursing
 Chicago State University
 Chicago Theological Seminary
 City Colleges of Chicago
 College of DuPage
 College of Lake County
 College of Saint Francis
 Columbia College Chicago
 Concordia University Chicago
 Concordia University Illinois
 Danville Area Community College
 DePaul University
 DeVry University Addison IL
 DeVry University Chicago
 DeVry University Tinsley Park
 Dominican University
 East-West University
 Eastern Illinois University
 Elgin Community College
 Ellis University
 Elmhurst College
 Erikson Institute
 Eueka College
 Fox College
 Frontier Community College
 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
 Governors State University
 Greenville College
 Harold Washington College
 Harrington College of Design
 Harry S. Truman College
 Heartland Community College
 Highland Community College
 Illinois Central College
 Illinois College
 Illinois College of Optometry
 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
 Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
 Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
 Illinois Institute of Technology
 Illinois State University
 Illinois Valley Community College
 Illinois Wesleyan University
 Illinois Wesleyan University
 Institute for Clinical Social Work
 John A. Logan College
 John Marshall Law School
 John Wood Community College
 Joliet Junior College
 Judson College Illinois
 Judson University
 Kaskaskia College
 Kendall College
 Kennedy-King College
 Kishwaukee College
 Knowledge Systems Institute
 Knox College
 Lake Forest College
 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
 Lake Land College
 Lakeview College of Nursing
 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago
 Lewis and Clark Community College
 Lewis University
 Lexington College
 Lincoln Christian College
 Lincoln Christian University
 Lincoln College
 Lincoln Land Community College
 Lincoln Trail College
 Loyola University Chicago
 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
 MacCormac College
 MacMurray College
 Malcolm X College
 McCormick Theological Seminary
 McHenry County College
 McKendree College
 Methodist College of Nursing
 Midstate College
 Midwestern University
 Millikin University
 Monmouth College
 Moody Bible Institute
 Moraine Valley Community College
 Morton College
 National University of Health Sciences
 National-Louis University
 National-Louis University Chicago
 National-Louis University Elgin
 National-Louis University Wheaton
 National-Louis University Wheeling
 North Central College
 North Park University
 Northeastern Illinois University
 Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
 Northern Illinois University
 Northwestern College
 Northwestern University
 Oakton Community College
 Olive-Harvey College
 Olivet Nazarene University
 Olney Central College
 Parkland College
 Parks College of Saint Louis University
 Prairie State College
 Principia College
 Quincy University
 Rend Lake College
 Resurrection University
 Richard J. Daley College
 Richland Community College
 Robert Morris College
 Robert Morris College Dupage
 Robert Morris College Lake Country
 Robert Morris College O'Hare
 Robert Morris College Orland Park
 Robert Morris College Peoria
 Robert Morris College Springfield
 Rock Valley College
 Rockford College
 Roosevelt University
 Roosevelt University Schaumburg
 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
 Rush University
 Saint Anthony College of Nursing
 Saint Augustine College
 Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
 Saint John's College
 Saint Xavier University
 Sauk Valley Community College
 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 Shawnee Community College
 Shimer College
 South Suburban College
 Southeastern Illinois College
 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
 Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
 Southwestern Illinois College
 Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
 Spoon River College
 Springfield College in Illinois
 The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
 The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago Campus
 The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg Campus
 Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
 Trinity Christian College
 Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
 Trinity International University
 Triton College
 University of Chicago
 University of Illinois
 University of Illinois Chicago
 University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rock
 University of Illinois Springfield
 University of Saint Francis
 VanderCook College of Music
 Wabash Valley College
 Waubonsee Community College
 Western Illinois University
 Westwood College of Technology Dupage
 Westwood College of Technology O'Hare
 Westwood College of Technology River Oaks
 Wheaton College
 Wilbur Wright College
 William Rainey Harper College

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The history of the US state of Illinois is closely tied to the broader history of the United States. After becoming a state in 1818, Illinois rapidly grew and developed, due in large part to its central location and access to navigable waterways. The Illinois and Michigan Canal, completed in 1848, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and facilitated the transportation of goods and people, leading to the growth of cities like Chicago.

During the 19th century, Illinois was a major center of the Underground Railroad, with many African Americans passing through the state on their way to freedom in the North or Canada. The state was also an important center of the abolitionist movement, and it played a significant role in the American Civil War, with over 250,000 Illinoisans serving in the Union army.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Illinois continued to grow and prosper, with the growth of industries like manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation. During the 20th century, Illinois became a major center of research and innovation, with a number of world-class universities and research institutions, as well as leading companies in fields like technology and finance.

Today, Illinois is a diverse and thriving state, with a rich history and a bright future. From its early days as a frontier territory to its modern role as a center of commerce and innovation, Illinois has played a significant role in the story of the United States, and continues to shape the nation's future.

The state motto of Illinois is "State Sovereignty, National Union." This motto reflects the state's commitment to preserving its own independence and authority while also working in cooperation with the broader United States.

The state bird of Illinois is the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). This brightly colored bird is known for its distinctive crest, red feathers, and cheerful song, and it is a common sight in backyards and woodlands throughout the state. The Northern Cardinal was officially designated as the state bird of Illinois in 1929.

The rental housing market in Illinois varies depending on location, but overall, it is generally a renter-friendly market with a variety of options available for all types of renters.

In cities like Chicago, the rental market is competitive, with a high demand for rental properties and a relatively low supply, leading to relatively high rental prices. However, there are still a variety of affordable options available, especially in neighborhoods outside of the city center.

In smaller cities and towns throughout Illinois, the rental market is generally more affordable, with a wider range of rental options available at lower prices. In these areas, renters can often find single-family homes, apartments, and townhouses, as well as a variety of amenities like parks, shopping, and dining.

In general, the rental market in Illinois is diverse, with something to offer for all types of renters, from college students to families and seniors. Renters can choose from a range of housing types, from modern apartments to historic homes, and can enjoy the many cultural, recreational, and economic opportunities that the state has to offer.