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Central Illinois.

Central Illinois is a region of the U.S. state of Illinois that consists of the entire central section of the state, divided in thirds from north to south. It is an area of mostly flat prairie. The western section (west of the Illinois River) was originally part of the Military Tract of 1812 and forms the distinctive western bulge of the state. Known as the Heart of Illinois, it is characterized by small towns and mid-sized cities. Agriculture, particularly corn and soybeans, as well as educational institutions and manufacturing centers, figure prominently. Major cities include Peoria–the third largest metropolitan area in Illinois at 370,000, Springfield–the state capital, Decatur, Quincy, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana,Galesburg and Danville.[1] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Prairie grasses Prairie refers to an area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... US Atlas of 1810 In May 1812, an act of Congress was passed which set aside bounty lands as payment to volunteer soldiers for the War against the British (War of 1812). ... “Corn” redirects here. ... Binomial name Glycine max (L.) Merr. ... , : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... This refers to the adjoined cities of Bloomington, Illinois and Normal, Illinois located in the McLean County of Central Illinois. ... Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. ... A snowy day in Carle Park west of the Urbana High School. ... Galesburg is the name of some places in the United States of America: Galesburg, Illinois Galesburg, Michigan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... United States Illinois Vermilion 17. ...


  1. ^ (1978) in Nelson, Ronald E. (ed.): Illinois: Land and Life in the Prairie State. ISBN 0-8403-1831-6. 

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