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Moving to Illinois with Cross Country Moving Company

Are you planning on moving across country? Maybe you havent decided to which state you would like to move to? If you are still trying to pick a state, we would like to suggest the beautiful state of Illinois. The Prarie State Illinois has everything you could wish for a good life, and it might be the perfect option for you. Many things make the State of Illinois a great place such as the natural beauty you can experience in the beautiful state, ideal living conditions for families with children and those without, its great economy which makes it excellent for those striving towards new job opportunities and pleasant climate which suits most people. But before you start planning out your relocation and packing, you might want to hire a reliable and professional moving company to get you there. Cross Country Moving Company is the perfect pick in that case, and here’s why- we offer a wide array of moving services, such as car transport (including enclosed car transport and exotic car transport), moving supplies, large storage units, large moving boxes and other. Before you decide on your moving date, you might be interested in learning more interesting facts about Illinois. We have compiled this comprehensive guide which contains all the necessary information you might need.

About Illinois

Illinois is a beautiful state in the US, located in the Midwestern region of the country. It was back in 1818 when it first gained statehood. Illinois is the 6th most populated US state and also the 25th largest by land area. The name ‘Illinois’ originated from French - it’s a French rendering of a native Algonquin word. The capital city is Springfield. However, the largest and the most popular city of Illinois is Chicago, which is also known under its numerous nicknames, such as Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, Chi-town, etc. The majority of the people living in Illinois speak English (80%). However, other languages can be heard frequently too, such as Spanish (14%), and other (5%). A fun fact about the state of Illinois is that three presidents of the US were elected while living in Illinois, and those were Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Barack Obama. Illinois honored Abraham Lincoln with an official state slogan, which is “Land of Lincoln”. Ever since 1954, this slogan is being displayed on licence plates. Illinois also features the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which is located in Springfield. The Barack Obama Presidential Center is to be finished and opened by 2020 in Chicago.
To learn more about the Presidential museum in Illinois, as well as any other, here’s a link 

Weather in Illinois

The climate of Illinois usually varies throughout the year, depending on several factors, such as the fact that Illinois covers a very large area. It has a humid continental climate with hot, humid summers and cold winters. In the southern region the climate is more humid subtropical and has moderate winters. Illinois gets 35-48 inches of rain per each year. Illinois has 51 days of thunderstorm activity per year. This is above the US average. It’s vulnerable to tornadoes and experiences around 35 of them on average annually. The record high temperature was measure back in July 1954, when it reached 117 °F. The record low temperature, on the other hand, occurred much more recently, in January 1999, when it was measured at -36 °F. The worst tornado to ever hit Illinois was the Tri-State Tornado, back in 1925. 613 people from Illinois lost their lives.
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Major Counties & Cities within Illinois

Illinois has 102 counties within its borders. Most of them were named after the early leaders of America and those who participated in the American Revolutionary War. Some of the counties in Illinois are:
· Cook County
· Du Page County
· Lake County
· Will County
· Kane County
· McHenry County
· Winnebago County
· Madison County
· Saint Clair County
· Sangamon County
· Champaign County
· Peoria County
· McLean County
· Rock Island County

The World of Sport in Illinois

Illinois is considered as one of the major metropolises of the US and therefore all major sports leagues have their teams along with headquarters in Chicago.
Most popular Major League teams are:
-The Chicago Cubs of the National League
-The Chicago White Sox of the American League
-The Chicago Bears football team
-The Chicago Bulls of the NBA
-The Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL
-The Chicago Fire soccer club of MLS
-The Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association
Minor league teams include:
· The Chicago Red Stars of the NWSL, previously of Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS) and Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL)[117]
· The Chicago Wolves are an AHL team
· The Chicago Bandits of the NPF, a female softball league; won first title in 2008
· The Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League
· The Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League
· The Peoria Rivermen are an SPHL team
· The Rockford IceHogs are an AHL team
· The Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League
· The Normal CornBelters of the Frontier League
· The Bloomington Flex of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association
· The Bloomington Edge of the X-League Indoor Football
· The Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League
· The Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League
· The Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League
· The Southern Illinois Miners based out of Marion in the Frontier League
· The Chicago Carnage of the MLRH
· The Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League in Sauget, Illinois

Are you ready to start your move to Illinois? If so, contact Cross Country Moving Company representatives today to get the best moving price estimates and get any further information necessary for your move. Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with moving tips, as well as details about our services, including commercial and residential moving, professional packing and unpacking, auto transport, storage units, and moving supplies. 

We move you anywhere within the USA

Cross Country Long Distance Movers are one of the top rated moving companies in the United States. If you are relocating to the State of Illinois and are looking for reliable relocation services, then Cross Country Movers will be glad to help. We have an exceptional reputation for providing the best services possible and aim to give you a stress-free, safe and impeccable move.
auto transport

We know how stressful driving long distances can be, whether it is for relocation purposes or other reasons. That is why we offer the best professional auto shipping services. With us, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be safe throughout its trip.
moving
We offer affordable cross country moving prices that depend on several factors. These include the size of your home or business, the number of items being moved, and the location of your destination. With Cross Country Movers, you won’t have to worry about any hidden fees and charges. We will provide you with a flat price estimate depending on your exact inventory.
shipping
Our movers have been trained to pack items professionally and efficiently. We use high-quality moving boxes and other types of customized containers to ensure that all your belongings are fully protected. Whether it is your dishes, chairs, gadgets, or artwork that you need packed, our professional packers can do it. 
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