And the marvels don’t stop with one of the most influential president’s of America either. No, there are so many more things to love about the state. Home to Chicago, there is no end to the fun, or trouble, that you could get into. There is the Sears Tower, a testament to the human need to build, grow, and design, as well as the need to advance and innovate.
Illinois residents know how to have fun too. Having been largely settled by Irish immigrants, St. Patricks day is a huge celebration, especially in Chicago. Each year on March 17th, officials from the city of Chicago dye the river green! And if that wasn’t enough to show off the creativity of the people who live there, the state is also known for having the most residents with vanity license plates in the country.
Packing up for a move to Illinois is more fun when you know a few fun facts about the state.
- The very first aquarium opened in Chicago way back in 1893.
- Chicago is one of the most well known cities in the nation. It has many claims to fame including the Sears Tower, the tallest building on the North American continent and the very first McDonalds to ever open its doors.
- Illinois was the first of many states to ratify the 13th amendment, which would lead to the abolition of slavery throughout the United States.
- The very first nuclear fission reactor was built in Chicago, in a squash court under the football stadium located at the University of Chicago in 1942.
- Illinois is known for having the most units of government over all other US states. Because most of the townships are only about six square miles large, there are over six thousand unites of government needed to cover the whole state.
Thinking about moving? Always consider Illinois; a place where so much of this country was born, and where many new innovations continually take place.