Illinois is the state of the middle west in the United States of America. According to the area of the state it occupies 25th place and the 5th place according to the population. If we speak about the population, it is more than 13 million of people. The capital of the state is Springfield. The biggest city is Chicago. Other big cities of the state are Joliet, Rockford and Orora.
In Illinois tattoos are rather popular. We have counted ten of high quality tattoo shops there, as well as no one of tattoo removal shops and six piercing shops. Illinois has various pricing for such procedures - from twenty-eight to one hundred and thirty-eight USD.
The state has a very big economic base. In the north-eastern part, in Chicago and several other smaller cities there are many industrial companies and in the central part of the state there are the agricultural companies. South of the state is rich with the natural resources, among them coal, wood, oil and others. Illinois is also known as the main transportation point of the USA. For example, Chicago port is connected with other big ports of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean and also has access to the Mississippi river through the Illinois river.
Chicago also sports the most busy airport of the world. Illinois has a very good social, cultural and political reputation. The official nickname of the state is the Land of Lincoln. Also it is called the Prairie State. The official motto is State sovereignty, national union.