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You want the best - the best doctor, the best lawyer, the best dentist. You seek recommendations from family, friends, and co-workers - the people you trust. It stands to reason that you would seek the best Buyers Agents agent to assist you with your largest financial transaction. 

In an effort to insure that only the best Buyers Agents are granted links, we require the following:

  • Full time Realtor.

  • Minimum of five years experience.

  • Holders of advanced, industry recognized designations.

  • Informative web site.

  • Daily response to emails.

The purpose of this site is to provide you with a link to a top Buyers Agent in the town of your choice. When a Buyers Agent requests a link on this site we utilize industry publications to verify their experience and qualifications. If the Buyers Agent meets our requirements, a link is provided. We screen - you decide. Your name and contact information is not required. You will not be contacted by anyone without your permission. 

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General Facts

For Illinois

Illinois Buyers Agents - homes for sale
 
Medium Household Income: $ 45,639
Income (w/ Children): $ 64,142
Population: 12,045,326
Land Area: 55,593 Square Miles
Population Density: 217 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Prairie State
Capital: Springfield
Date of Statehood: December 3, 1818
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Native Violet
State Tree: White Oak

 

Illinois is located in the north central United States, in the heart of the Midwest. Illinois was little more than a vast wilderness 200 years ago. Since entering the Union on December 3, 1818, as the 21st state, the economy of Illinois has expanded until today Illinois is one of the most productive agricultural and industrial states in the Union, and its economic influence now extends far beyond the Midwest.

Flanked by the Mississippi River on the west and by a short stretch of Lake Michigan on the northeast, the state is largely an area of flat or gently rolling plains that were once covered by tall luxuriant prairie grasses. The grasslands have long since been cleared for raising crops, but the state still retains its nickname, the Prairie State. Much of the land is tidily laid out in the checkerboard pattern so typical of the Midwest. Large prosperous farms specialize in raising grain and livestock on the rich prairie soils. Tall grain elevators, church spires, and an occasional grove of trees are the most conspicuous landmarks; and machine sheds, fields of corn and soybeans, and hogs in feedlots are the most common sights across the farmlands.

Rural Illinois does not lack physical and agricultural diversity. It has hill lands and a national forest in the south, cotton fields on the fertile alluvial lands in the extreme south, scenic bluffs along the Mississippi, and hillside dairy farms in the northwest.

In addition, rural Illinois is far from being isolated from urban Illinois. The state is covered by a dense network of railroads, highways, waterways, and air routes, most of which converge on the great metropolis of Chicago. The third largest city in the United States, Chicago dominates the industrial, financial, and social life of the state. In some ways, Chicago stands apart from the rest of the state. To many Chicagoans, Illinois consists of two sections: Chicago and "downstate." Other Illinois cities, such as Peoria, Rockford, and Decatur, tend to be overshadowed by Chicago. Nevertheless, these smaller communities manage to retain their distinctive characteristics. Perhaps the most famous is the state capital, Springfield, which President Abraham Lincoln often referred to as his home. The national fame of Springfield, New Salem, and other places in Illinois that are associated with Lincoln are reflected in the official state slogan, Land of Lincoln.

The state is named for the Illinois, or Illini, a confederation of Native Americans of various tribes who inhabited Illinois and other sections of the Midwest at the time the first French explorers entered the region. The name Illinois is said to have been a French version of the Illini word for themselves, "Illiniwek."

Illinois ranks 25th in size among the states of the Union, with an area of 57,918 square miles. That includes 750 square miles of inland water and 1,575 square miles of Lake Michigan over which the state has jurisdiction. The greatest north-to-south dimension of the state is 379 miles, and the greatest east-to-west distance is 213 miles. The mean elevation is about 600 feet.

The climate of Illinois is characterized by warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters. In winter polar air masses move south or southeast across the state from Canada, bringing cold and crisp weather. In summer warm air masses move up from the Gulf of Mexico, and the weather is often hot and muggy. Lake Michigan tempers the summer heat somewhat for Chicago and other cities along its shores and also delays the date of the first fall frosts nearby.

Average July temperatures increase from about 75 in northeastern Illinois to more than 79 in the south, which is the hottest part of the state. During the summer, daytime highs average about 86 at Chicago and about 90 at East Saint Louis, where a temperature of 117 has been recorded. Summer nights are usually warm throughout the state, ranging from about 66 in the north to about about 69 in the south.

January averages range from less than 24 in the northwest to more than 34 in the south. Chicago has an average January temperature of 23. In the north freezing temperatures occur 140 to 145 days a year.

Precipitation (rainfall and snowfall) generally increases from north to south. Average precipitation for the state as a whole is about 37 inches a year. The south is the wettest part of the state, with about 48 inches of precipitation a year in places. The driest sections are in the north, where a few places average 32 inches. Most precipitation falls in the form of rain, especially thundershowers, in late spring and summer, when it is most needed for crops. Damaging hailstorms sometimes occur in summer, and violent windstorms occasionally sweep across the state during the early spring months. Tornadoes may occur in any time of the year. Snowfall is often heavy in the north but is usually light in the south.