The major cities on the map of Illinois provided by World Atlas are Springfield, Rockford, Peoria, Aurora and Joliet, plus the largest city in the state, Chicago. Other cities shown include Elgin, Freeport, De Kalb, Kankakee and Moline, in addition to Galesburg, Normal, Bloomington, Danville and Champaign.Continue Reading
Springfield is highlighted with a star symbol because it is the capital of the state. With a population of 116,250 as of 2010, it is the largest city in central Illinois. It serves as a tourist destination thanks to its connection to Abraham Lincoln, who lived in the city between 1837 and 1861. Abraham Lincoln-related destinations in Springfield include his presidential museum and his former home.
Chicago is presented with the largest circle on the map because it is the largest city in the state. Chicago had a population of 2.7 million people as of 2010, making it the most populous city in the Midwest and the third most populous in the United States of America. Chicago serves as a business hub with the third largest gross metropolitan product in the country and also as a transportation hub that has the world's busiest airport and the largest number of U.S. highways and railroad freight.Learn more about The Midwest