Illinois

If you are considering a move to Illinois, these guides will provide you with important information about the state’s popular cities and how to make your move a happy and successful one.

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Aurora, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 14, 2013

    Aurora, dubbed the "City of Lights" in 1908 because it was one of the first U.S. cities to adopt an all-electric street lighting system in 1881, is the second most-populated city in the state of Illinois and the 112 th most populated city in the country. It is considered an outer...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Chicago, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 15, 2013

    Chicago is a big bustling metropolis that has been flourishing with the diversity and harmony of its many neighborhoods. The city reflects the values of integrity, hard work, and community. With attractions that cater to a wide range of interests like baseball, ballet, political...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Elgin, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 29, 2013

    Located almost 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is a city that falls into Kane County and Cook County and is a notable place so far as education is concerned, with several well-known educational institutions located within the city limits, like the Elgin Academy. Elgin often...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Joliet, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 27, 2013

    Located roughly 40 miles southwest of Chicago and within an hour's distance from the Windy City by car or commuter rail, Joliet is most often nicknamed the "City of Steel" or "City of Stones" and also as the "City of Champions." The steel industry is also a large part of the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Naperville, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 23, 2013

    Recognized by Money Magazine as the 2 nd "Best Place to Live" in the U.S., in 2006, Naperville is located in both DuPage and Will Counties and also has a place designated as "Safety Town" where safety lessons are given to children and residents. Originally founded as a small...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Peoria, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 16, 2013

    Named after the Peoria tribe, the city of Peoria is located on the Illinois River and is the seventh most populated city in the state of Illinois. Once thought of as the perfect representation of the average American city, Peoria was considered the heart of the American Midwest...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Rockford, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 24, 2013

    Well known as "The Forest City", Rockford sits on the banks of the Rock River. Rockford is the home to Illinois' largest music festival, On the Waterfront, as well as a number of other popular sites and attractions that give the city some unique character, such as Jane, the...

  • Things You Should Know Before Moving to Springfield, IL

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on May 15, 2013

    The state capital of Illinois, Springfield was the home of former President Abraham Lincoln and is located near the Sangamon River. Springfield is the second most populated city outside of the Chicago metropolitan area. Lake Springfield is an artificial man-made lake that...

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