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For the university, see Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University was founded on May 22, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as a training institution for teachers, and was called Northern Illinois State Normal School. ...


Northern Illinois is a region generally covering the northern third of the U.S. state of Illinois. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Economics

Northern Illinois is dominated by the metropolitan areas of Chicagoland, Rockford, and the Quad Cities, which contain a majority of Illinois' population (75%) and economic activity, including numerous Fortune 500 companies and a heavy manufacturing, commerical, retail, service, and office based economy. However, rural sections of this region are highly productive agriculturally, and are part of the Corn Belt. The headquarters for John Deere farming equipment are located in Moline. Additional smaller cities in this area include Kankakee, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa, Freeport, Dixon, and Sterling-Rock Falls, which still have predominantly manufacturing and agricultural economies. Northern Illinois is also one of the world's busiest freight railroad and truck traffic corridors. Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ... Rockford is the name of several places in the United States of America: Rockford, Alabama Rockford, Illinois Rockford, Iowa Rockford, Michigan Rockford, Minnesota Rockford Township, Minnesota Rockford, Ohio Rockford, Tennessee Rockford, Washington Rockford is also the name used by Mastertronic/Arcadia Systems for their licensed versions of the computer game... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Belt regions of the United States ... John Deere For information on the John Deere manufacturing company, please see the Deere & Company article. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... La Salle is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. ... Lincoln-Douglas debates monument, near downtown Freeport. ... Dixon is a city located in Lee County, Illinois, USA. It is the county seat of Lee CountyGR6. ... Sterling is a city located in Whiteside County, Illinois. ... Rock Falls is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. ...


Interstate 80 southern boundary

Interstate 80 is sometimes referenced as the informal southern boundary of Northern Illinois, and is often used in weather reports as a reference point, as in "south of Interstate 80 will see sleet and rain, but north of Interstate 80 can expect mostly snow." Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ...


Interstate 88 cross section

Additionally, Interstate 88 (the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) seems to connect the region, east-west, stretching from the Quad Cities, eastward through Sterling-Rock Falls, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Naperville, and into Chicago. Northern Illinois is also the only region of the state in which there are tollways, which are run by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, another trait separating this region from Central and Southern Illinois. Interstate 88 is the designation of two intrastate interstate highways in different parts of the United States. ... The Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, originally known as the East-West Tollway, is a toll road in northern Illinois. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 102. ... Incorporated City in 1890. ... The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is an autonomous body, whose members are named by the Governor. ...


Education

Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb is located in the heart of Northern Illinois and is the state's second largest institute of higher education in terms of enrollment, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Northern Illinois University was founded on May 22, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as a training institution for teachers, and was called Northern Illinois State Normal School. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [[UIUC]], known as the U of I, is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Politics

Politically, the region is quite diverse, with Cook County and Rock Island County being long-time strongholds for the Demorcrats and suburban counties such as DuPage, Kane, Kendall and McHenry Counties being reliable strongholds for the Republicans. However, several counties such as Winnebago and Lake are quite evenly divided. Famous politicians native to the area include Ulysess S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, J. Dennis Hastert, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Mayors Richard J. Daley and Richard M. Daley. Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McHenry County is located in the state of Illinois. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Winnebago County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... John Dennis Hastert (born January 2, 1942), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing the 14th District of Illinois. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... Obama redirects here. ... Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, powerful member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ...


Culture

Culturally, the area is tied heavily to Chicago, and most residents of Northern Illinois tend to root for Chicago teams, lean towards the Chicago media market, and visit the Chicago Loop often. Conversely, residents of Central Illinois are often split between the Chicago and St. Louis, Missouri media markets, and the fanbases for the cities' respective sports teams often overlap. In Southern Illinois, residents are tied primarily to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee culture. Additionally, regional dialects in Northern Illinois vary slightly from those in other parts of Illinois. The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...


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Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions American Bottom | Central Illinois | Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Coulee Region | Forgottonia | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | Northern Illinois | Northwestern Illinois | Quad Cities | River Bend | Wabash Valley
Major cities Alton | Aurora | Batavia | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Chicago Heights | Crystal Lake | Danville | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | East St. Louis | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Freeport | Galesburg | Granite City | Harvey | Highland Park | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | North Chicago | Park Ridge | Peoria | Pekin | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Waukegan | Wheaton
Major towns and villages Addison | Algonquin | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Dolton | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glendale Heights | Glen Ellyn | Glenview | Gurnee | Hanover Park | Hoffman Estates | Lake in the Hills | Lansing | Lombard | Maywood | Mount Prospect | Mundelein | Niles | Normal | Northbrook | Oak Forest | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Orland Park | Palatine | Plainfield | Romeoville | Round Lake Beach | Schaumburg | Skokie | Streamwood | Tinley Park | Wheeling | Wilmette | Woodridge
Counties Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford
Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ... Fox Valley The Fox Valley is a region within Illinois and Wisconsin that borders Chicagoland. ... Northwestern Illinois is a geographic region of the state of Illinois within the USA. Northwestern Illinois is generally considered to consist of the following area: Jo Daviess County, Carroll County, Whiteside County, Stephenson County, Winnebago County, Ogle County, and Lee County. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... // Pre-Columbian Cahokia, the urban center of the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois. ... The culture of the State of Illinois varies highly based on location within the state. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location of Springfield within Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Area    - City 156. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The American Bottom is a flood plain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, extending from Alton, Illinois, to the Kaskaskia River. ... Central Illinois is a region that consists of the entire central part of Illinois. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used by local residents, businesses, governments, and planning agencies. ... // The Coulee Region, as it is colloquially known (officially designated the Driftless Area by the USGS and popularly referred to as the Driftless Zone, or Driftless Region since the 1980s) is an area of about 20,000 square miles (52,000 km²) in western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota, and... Illinois Military Tract of 1812 Forgottonia (also spelled Forgotonia) is the name given to a 14 county region in western Illinois in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Fox Valley The Fox Valley is a region within Illinois and Wisconsin that borders Chicagoland. ... Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... Northwestern Illinois is a geographic region of the state of Illinois within the USA. Northwestern Illinois is generally considered to consist of the following area: Jo Daviess County, Carroll County, Whiteside County, Stephenson County, Winnebago County, Ogle County, and Lee County. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... The River Bend is a small region in central Illinois that comprises parts of 3 counties: Madison, Calhoun, and Jersey. ... The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana. ... List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 102. ... Batavia is a city in Kane County, Illinois. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... Incorporated [[{{{muni}}}]] in 1902. ... location in McLean County, Illinois Coordinates: Founded 1822 Incorporated Dec. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... This article is about Illinois largest city. ... Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ... Danville is a city in Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1925. ... East St. ... Incorporated City in 1854. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Lincoln-Douglas debates monument, near downtown Freeport. ... Galesburg is a city in Knox County, Illinois, in the United States. ... Granite City is a city located in Madison County, Illinois. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Highland Park is a city in the Morraine township of Lake County, Illinois, United States. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated City in 1890. ... North Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Location of Peoria Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Peoria County, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis Area    - City 46. ... Pekin is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Mayor John A. Spring Area    - City 14. ... Rockford is a mid sized city located on both banks of the Rock River in the far north of Illinois, and is often referred to as The Forest City. Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA; the city has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has... Rock Island is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Location of Springfield within Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Area    - City 156. ... St. ... A snowy day in Carle Park west of the Urbana High School. ... Waukegan is a city in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... The Historic Algonquin Village Hall, the hallmark symbol of the village and the centerpiece of its downtown Algonquin is a village located in both Kane and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898 Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois, USA. The population was 30,586 at the 2000 census. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Glen Ellyn is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Gurnee Mills entrance The center of Gurnee, with Gurnee Mills to the northwest and Six Flags to the southeast. ... Hanover Park is a village located in both Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1952. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Mundelein is a village in Lake County, Illinois, in the United States. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Northbrook is a village located at the north border of Cook County, Illinois. ... Oak Forest is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1909. ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... The Village of Plainfield is a municipality located in Will County, Illinois. ... Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ... Round Lake Beach is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Streamwood (sometimes known as S-Wood) is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Wheeling is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Woodridge is a village located predominantly in DuPage County, but also has portions in Will County and a very small parcel in Cook County, Illinois. ... List of 102 counties in the U.S. state of Illinois: Adams County Alexander County Bond County Boone County Brown County Bureau County Calhoun County Carroll County Cass County Champaign County Christian County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Coles County Cook County Crawford County Cumberland County DeKalb County De... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bond County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Bureau County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Champaign County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1950. ... Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1960. ... Coles County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... DeWitt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Founded 1823 County Seat Paris Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water 1,617 km² (624 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) = 0. ... Edwards County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Effingham County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Iroquois County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Jo Daviess County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Kankakee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... La Salle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Macoupin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Massac County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McDonough County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... McHenry County is located in the state of Illinois. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Moultrie County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Ogle County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Piatt County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Rock Island County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Sangamon County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... St. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Stephenson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Vermilion County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wabash County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Whiteside County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Winnebago County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population is 35,469. ...

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