- Regions of Illinois
State of Illinoishas several colloquially defined regions:
*Chicagoland is located in the northeastern corner of the state, including seven counties and the City of Chicago.
*Two of the
Quad Citiesare located in the lower northwest of the state on the bank of the Mississippi River.
Northern Illinoisincludes the above regions and the area around Rockford.
*Champaign-Urbana, is located in the central region of the state. It is centered at the University of Illinois.
*Central Illinois is located across the center of the state.
Metro-Eastis an area just east of St. Louis and it includes six counties, with five of them in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
*River Bend is centered around Alton. It includes 3 counties.
*Little Egypt is located at the southern tip of the state.
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