Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Illinois do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Illinois, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Illinois
Information for Travelers
Illinois is one of the 50 states in the United States, located in the Midwest region of the country.
Illinois is the sixth most populated state in the country, with its 12,812,508 inhabitants.
Illinois is a great summer destination, but the state's extensive cultural attractions and great shopping make it a fun place to visit any time of year.
Chicago is the most popular destination in the state, attracting travelers from across America and around the world.
The city is also home to some fantastic buildings designed by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan.
Located in Springfield, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers a great opportunity to learn not just about Abraham Lincoln but also about Illinois state history.
Springfield, the state capital, is another city with countless things to see and do, including Casa Dana-Thomas.
Across the state, you'll find interesting places to visit, from a prehistoric Indian settlement in Cahokia Mounds to the tranquil Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford.
One of its biggest attractions is the Lincoln Park Zoo , one of the oldest zoos in the country.
It is home to a wide variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
Read about Illinois in Wikipedia