Illinois Live Webcams
Illinois live Webcams broadcast in real time the cities, resorts, nature, mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches and attractions of this state in the Midwest of the USA. Webcams work in real time, and some of them broadcast with the sound. The most interesting and popular live webcams are located at the top of the list of webcams. The map of live webcams displays the exact location of each webcam in Illinois.
Brief information about Illinois
Illinois with about 12 million people is the most populous state in The Midwestern United States and the 6th most populous in the country. The area of Illinois is 149,998 km2, and it ranks 25th among the US states by area.
Illinois located in the Midwest region of the United States and is one of the eight states in the Great Lakes region. Illinois is bordered by the state of Wisconsin to the north, Indiana to the east and southeast, Kentucky to the south, Iowa and Missouri to the west and the waters of Lake Michigan to the northeast.
The landscape of Illinois is diverse – from plains in the south to hilly terrain in the north. A hill of Charles Mound is the highest point in Illinois with a height of 376 meters (1,235 feet), located in the most northwestern part of the state. The Mississippi River divides the state into two roughly equal parts from northeast to southwest.
The capital of Illinois is the city of Springfield with a population of about 116,300 people. Springfield is the fourth largest city in the state.
Chicago with a population of about 2.7 million people is the largest city of Illinois. Also, Chicago is the third largest city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles. Other major cities in Illinois include Rockford, Elgin, Springfield, Peoria and Westmont.
Illinois is one of the first industrial centers of the USA. Its economy has been actively developing since the beginning of the XX century. The largest industrial centers are located in the Chicago area. The leading sectors of the Illinois economy are mechanical engineering, chemical and food industries, oil refining, electronics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Illinois is also one of the largest agricultural states in the United States, where grain, vegetables and fruits are grown.
The Climate of Illinois described as a wet continental climate in the north to a wet subtropical climate in the south. Most of the state is dominated by the wet continental climate with cold snowy winters and warm, rainy summers.
In the southern part of the state, south of the city of Carbondale, the wet continental climate predominates with milder winters.
Average daytime temperatures in summer range from +24 to +32 ℃. And the average daytime temperatures in the winter months are from -5 to +5 ℃. Precipitation falls from 760 to 1270 mm per year, depending on the terrain. In Illinois, especially in the south of the state, there is a fairly large number of tornadoes. Illinois is known for a large number of thunderstorm days a year. According to this indicator, it ranks first among all US states. On average, Illinois has about 50 days with thunderstorms per year.
Illinois has a huge number of attractions that are worth seeing. From the third largest city in the USA of Chicago to many natural attractions. The most popular tourist destinations in Illinois include:
– Chicago: The third largest city in the United States is the largest tourist destination in Illinois, known for a variety of attractions. Here you can see the Buckingham Fountain, the Pullman National Monument, the Willis Tower, the second tallest skyscraper in the United States, visit Millennium Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, Navy Pier and Lincoln Park.
– Springfield: The capital of Illinois is the birthplace of the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, which makes it a popular tourist destination. Here you can see a huge number of memorials dedicated to the 16th President of the United States, especially the The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum attracts the attention of tourists.
–Starved Rock State Park: A large nature park with an area of 1064 hectares, located on the southern bank of the Illinois River in the heart of Illinois, is a great place for hiking all year round. It is known for waterfalls and picturesque canyons. It is visited by about 2 million visitors annually, more than any other park in Illinois.
Garden of the Gods is an impressive Illinois natural landmark located in the Shawnee National Forest. Amazing in beauty, red rocks several million years old look like huge pillars, arches and domes. Hiking, cycling and rock climbing are popular here. The Garden of the Gods is one of the most popular tourist spots and natural attractions in Illinois.