Illinois is one of the 50 states of the United States, located in the Midwest Region. With more than 12 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in the Midwest, and the fifth most populous state in the country.
About 65% of the state’s population lives in the Chicago metropolitan area, one of the largest industrial and financial centers in the world, the second largest industrial center in the country and the second largest financial center in the United States; the capital of this state is Springfield.
Despite the fact that Illinois has an economy that is highly diversified, being one of the main financial centers of the united States, and a state is very industrialized, from the economic Crisis of 2008-2010, the State is in a position of technical bankruptcy with a debt of more than 5,000 million dollars, and without attending to the payment of basic services. Geographically, Illinois is characterized by its generally undisturbed terrain, and unstable climate. Agriculture, tourism and the provision of transport and telecommunications services are other major sources of income in the state.