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Accent Tag:   Central Illinois
Accent Tag: Central Illinois
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: Charles Cather
Central Illinois from the Sky- Drone Video
Central Illinois from the Sky- Drone Video
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: Dylan Jarling
Metal Detecting Central Illinois / It was Raining Barbers/ Awesome Day
Metal Detecting Central Illinois / It was Raining Barbers/ Awesome Day
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: DeepDiggerDuo
Central Illinois Duck Hunting 2013-2015 ft. Team Towhead
Central Illinois Duck Hunting 2013-2015 ft. Team Towhead
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: James Mclaughlin
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Tri County Fair - Pana, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Tri County Fair - Pana, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Montgomery County Fair - Butler, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Montgomery County Fair - Butler, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2016/06/28
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Mid-September Harvest 2015 in Central Illinois
Mid-September Harvest 2015 in Central Illinois
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: Central Illinois Ag
Central Illinois Trucks Meet/Show
Central Illinois Trucks Meet/Show
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Central Illinois Trucks
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Butler Homecoming - Butler, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Butler Homecoming - Butler, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
LIVE Central Illinois Storm Chasing - 3/30/2017
LIVE Central Illinois Storm Chasing - 3/30/2017
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: StormChasingVideo
HIGHLIGHTS:  U18s vs Central Illinois Flying Aces 11.18.17
HIGHLIGHTS: U18s vs Central Illinois Flying Aces 11.18.17
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: USA Hockey National Team Development Program
Nov 17 2013 Central Illinois Tornado
Nov 17 2013 Central Illinois Tornado
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: US Tornadoes
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Marissa Coal Festival - Marissa, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Marissa Coal Festival - Marissa, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
The Last Day Of Central Illinois Railroad
The Last Day Of Central Illinois Railroad
Published: 2010/08/10
Channel: Chicagojoe28
Opening Weekend 2k16 // Central Illinois Waterfowl
Opening Weekend 2k16 // Central Illinois Waterfowl
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Cameron Hupp
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Freeburg Homecoming - Freeburg, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Freeburg Homecoming - Freeburg, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Corn Harvest 2016
Central Illinois Corn Harvest 2016
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Mike Less
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Menard County Fair - Petersburg, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Menard County Fair - Petersburg, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Cass County Fair - Virginia, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Cass County Fair - Virginia, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic Truck Pulls - Edinburg, IL
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic Truck Pulls - Edinburg, IL
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Geeps
Central Illinois Geeps
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: Chuck Miller
Central Illinois trail cam
Central Illinois trail cam
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: The State Journal-Register
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Butler Homecoming Truck Pulls - Butler, IL
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Butler Homecoming Truck Pulls - Butler, IL
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
DUST STORM HIGH WINDS CENTRAL ILLINOIS 5-17-17 OBSERVATION
DUST STORM HIGH WINDS CENTRAL ILLINOIS 5-17-17 OBSERVATION
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: rushfan9thcmd
Central Illinois Harvest- 2016
Central Illinois Harvest- 2016
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Tim LeVault
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Waterloo Optimist Club - Waterloo, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Waterloo Optimist Club - Waterloo, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Impetigo - Central Illinois Metal Fest - Urbana, IL - 2007
Impetigo - Central Illinois Metal Fest - Urbana, IL - 2007
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Brutal Alien Videos
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Macoupin County Fair - Carlinville, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Macoupin County Fair - Carlinville, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Harvest 2016
Central Illinois Harvest 2016
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Beaver Dam Outdoors
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Clinton County Fair - Carlyle, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Clinton County Fair - Carlyle, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Tazewell County Map | A Tour of Central Illinois for Farming Simulator 17
Tazewell County Map | A Tour of Central Illinois for Farming Simulator 17
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: The Sim Station
East Central Illinois Accent Tag
East Central Illinois Accent Tag
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: taylorkingradio
American Eagle EMB 145, Central Illinois Regional - Chicago O
American Eagle EMB 145, Central Illinois Regional - Chicago O'Hare
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: Paul's Trip Reports
#Plant15 in Western Illinois w/ Central Illinois Ag
#Plant15 in Western Illinois w/ Central Illinois Ag
Published: 2015/04/27
Channel: Central Illinois Ag
Metal Detecting at an old park in central Illinois = Indian Heads and silver
Metal Detecting at an old park in central Illinois = Indian Heads and silver
Published: 2012/05/13
Channel: Tony Two-Cent
October 8, 2017 vs Central Illinois Highlights
October 8, 2017 vs Central Illinois Highlights
Published: 2017/10/10
Channel: YtownPhantoms
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic - Edinburg, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Edinburg Labor Day Picnic - Edinburg, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
6-22-16 Central Illinois - Tornado, High Winds, Semi Flipped
6-22-16 Central Illinois - Tornado, High Winds, Semi Flipped
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: Live Storms Media
Central Illinois Angling - Crappie Fishing Lake Shelbyville
Central Illinois Angling - Crappie Fishing Lake Shelbyville
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: 247Fishing
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Christian County Fair - Taylorville, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 Christian County Fair - Taylorville, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2015 Tractor Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2015 Tractor Pulls
Published: 2015/12/18
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Regional Airport (Bloomington IL) - July 14, 2017
Central Illinois Regional Airport (Bloomington IL) - July 14, 2017
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: David P. Jordan
High Speed railroad track laying machine in central Illinois.
High Speed railroad track laying machine in central Illinois.
Published: 2011/06/20
Channel: Artsloops
Voorhies Castle - Central Illinois (1996)
Voorhies Castle - Central Illinois (1996)
Published: 2009/06/06
Channel: ILLINOISFURY
Creek arrowhead hunt April 1st 2017 central Illinois
Creek arrowhead hunt April 1st 2017 central Illinois
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: RiverRat1701
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 St. Rose, IL Truck Pulls
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2017 St. Rose, IL Truck Pulls
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
Central Illinois Corn Harvest 2017
Central Illinois Corn Harvest 2017
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Jacob Holoch
Early Fall Bass Fishing - Central Illinois Angling
Early Fall Bass Fishing - Central Illinois Angling
Published: 2016/09/27
Channel: 247Fishing
Harvest 2015 with Central Illinois Ag
Harvest 2015 with Central Illinois Ag
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Central Illinois Ag
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Tri-County Fair Truck Pulls - Pana, IL
Central Illinois Truck Pullers - 2016 Tri-County Fair Truck Pulls - Pana, IL
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: Central Illinois Truck Pullers
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Central Illinois

Central Illinois is a region of the U.S. state of Illinois that consists of the entire central third of the state, divided from north to south. It is an area of mostly flat prairie. The western section (west of the Illinois River) was originally part of the Military Tract of 1812 and forms the distinctive western bulge of the state. Also known as the Heart of Illinois, it is characterized by small towns and mid-sized cities. Agriculture, particularly corn and soybeans, as well as educational institutions and manufacturing centers, figure prominently. Major cities include Peoria, Springfield (the state capital), Decatur, Quincy, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Galesburg and Danville.[1]

Geography[edit]

Central Illinois within Illinois

Geographically, Central Illinois is generally flat prairie and farmland, and includes Douglas County, the state's flattest.[2][3] The region also hosts a variety of man-made lakes, including Lake Shelbyville, Lake Springfield, Clinton Lake and Lake Decatur.[4] Major rivers in the region include the Illinois, Middle Fork of the Vermilion, Kaskaskia, Sangamon and Mississippi rivers.[5]

Protected areas[edit]

Central Illinois is home to many protected areas, a number of which have to do with Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site showcases the town where Lincoln started his life as a politician.[6] The Lincoln Home National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service is a national park featuring Lincoln's Springfield home.[7] Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge is a protected area where thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds live. There are many other state parks and National Wildlife Refuges in the region.[8]

Climate[edit]

A tornado impacting the town of Roanoke, Illinois.

The climate of Central Illinois is humid continental and the area experiences all four seasons. Snow is common in the winter months and while the counties vary in snowfall rate, most receive about twenty inches of snow annually.[9] With all precipitation combined, most counties receive about 38 inches of rain and snow annually.[9] Severe weather is common in the region and tornadoes are common during the spring and summer months.[10] Rare blizzards can happen in parts of Central Illinois in winter. The weather of Central Illinois affects the crop season as well; droughts can sometimes happen in the summer and fall causing harm to the soybean and corn crops.

Economy[edit]

Corn fields in Central Illinois.

Central Illinois has a diverse economy consisting of a variety of industries. Agriculture is the most significant industry in the region and ranges in scope from family farms to mass-production farms. Most counties in Central Illinois have an agriculture-based economy. The most common crops are soybeans and corn.[11][12][13] County fairs and the Illinois State Fair help to promote agriculture in the region and also offer entertainment. The manufacturing and service industries are also significant. Caterpillar Inc. employs more than 15,000 workers in the region and was formerly headquartered in Peoria.[14] Major insurance provider State Farm Insurance is headquartered in Bloomington. The Illinois government in Springfield is also a major employer of people in the region. Popular tourist sites include the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.[15] Military makes up a smaller part of the economy, but was much larger until the closing Chanute Air Force Base in 1993.

Transportation[edit]

Transportation in Central Illinois is provided by an assortment of airports, railroads, interstate highways, bus networks and the rivers. Airports with commercial service in the region include Central Illinois Regional Airport (serving Bloomington-Normal), General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport (serving the Peoria area), Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, University of Illinois Willard Airport at Urbana-Champaign, Decatur Airport, and Baldwin Field in Quincy. Multiple Amtrak lines run through the region with stops in major regional cities.[16] The most common mode of travel is on the many expressways, that cross the region. There are nine interstate highways located in Central Illinois, six of which are primary.[17][18][19]

Interstates[edit]

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Universities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Ronald E. (ed.), ed. (1978). Illinois: Land and Life in the Prairie State. ISBN 0-8403-1831-6. 
  2. ^ "Domestic Geographic Information". U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ Mink, Randy (2004). "Douglas County". Travel America. Retrieved 2008-11-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Map of Lakes in Central Illinois". Google Maps. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Map of Rivers in Central Illinois". Google Maps. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln's New Salem". Lincoln's New Salem. Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  7. ^ "Lincoln Home National Historic Site". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  8. ^ "NWR Information". US Fish & Wildlife Service. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  9. ^ a b "Climate information". Midwest Regional Climate Center (MRCC). Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  10. ^ Angel, Jim. "Illinois Tornado Data". Illinois State Climatologist Office. Archived from the original on 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  11. ^ "Illinois Soybean". Illinois Soybean Association Web Site. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  12. ^ "Illinois Watermelon". Illiana Watermellon Association. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  13. ^ "Agriculture in Illinois". Illinois Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  14. ^ "Central Illinois Top Employers" (PDF). Economic Development Council for Central Illinois. Retrieved 2014-05-10. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Central Illinois Tourism". illinois Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  16. ^ "Amtrak Train Service". Amtrak. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  17. ^ "Map of Interstates in Central Illinois". Google Maps. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  18. ^ "Illinois Road Map". Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  19. ^ "Interstates located in Illinois". Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

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