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Illinois's 12.7 million residents are known as Illinoisans or Flatlanders, a reference to the state' largely agricultural layout with few striking geographic features. A top soybean producer, the state has nevertheless seen its farm families being put out of business by Big Agriculture; in an effort to bring attention to this phenomenon occurring across the U.S rockers John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson organized Farm Aid concerts in the 1980s to raise money and gain public attention for these farmers. Today corn production as a source of biofuel (ethanol) is on the rise, attracting multinational corporations such as Archer, Daniels, Midland to the state.
On the culture front, Chicago, the state's largest city, is noteworthy. Rapper Eminem hails from Chicago, and the city has deep musical roots that could make finding apartments for rent a good way to settle for a while in a city offering great musical flavor. The Chicago Blues festival is the world's largest blues festival, while the Pitchfork Music Festival is among the best alternative festivals in the country. The city's official tourism site,, gives thorough coverage to activities you can do; the city has a reputation for feeling "small," as discussed in a 2010 New York Times article. Other large cities in Illinois where you can look for apartments for rent include Aurora and Rockford.
You could be looking for apartments for rent because you found a job in Illinois. Many jobs in the state relate to nuclear energy production; six nuclear reactors now produce energy in Illinois, making it the nation's leader in producing nuclear electricity. Apartments are also available for students studying at one of the state's many leading universities, including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Knox College, Wheaton College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lake Forest College. To learn more state facts, visit

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