LocationRelative: East of Illinois is Indiana, North of Illinois is Wisconsin, West of Illinois is Iowa and Missouri, South of Illinois is Kentucky and Missouri.Absolute: Springfield (capital city) 39º 83 North and 89º 64 West
Regions1: The area codes for Illinois are 217, 309, 312 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 8472. Illinois is in the west region of the United States
PlaceLandmark: Adler planetarium, Chicago board of trade building, Fort Sheridan Historic district, Lincoln Tomb, Wrigley Field, Shedd aquarium, Sears Tower, and John Hancock.
Place (continued)Landform: Central plains, Great Lakes Plains, Lake Michigan, and Gulf Coastal plains.
Place (continued)Tradition: on St. Patricks Illinois dyes the Chicago River green.
Place (continued)Climate: cold winters and hot summersIn the winter it is around 20 degrees and in the summer it is around 80 degrees.
MovementTransportation: Trains, Cars, Planes, and Busses.
Movement (continued)Airports* Waukegan Regional airport* OHare International airport* Gary airport* Rockford International airport* St. Louis downtown airport* St.Louis Regional airport
Movement (continued)Railroads* Alton and southern railway* Belt railway of Chicago* BNSF railway* Chicago Chemung railway
Human/EnvironmentInteractionAdapt: In the summer Illinois goes to Lake Michigan to cool off. In the winter we dress warmer and stay indoors.Modify: Bridges were built over the Chicago river, Mississippi river, Kankakee river, and the Des Plaines river to connect the land to help with importing and exporting from region to region. Interstates such as I-55, I-51, I-90 were also built to help with the transportation of goods.
Human/EnvironmentInteractionDepend: the majority of the population in Illinois depend on Lake Michigan for drinking water. Grow crops like soybeans and corn. Minerals, petroleum, lead, fluorite, and coal are some natural resources.