WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO ILLINOIS    

HISTORY & CULTURE

Illinois is home to the second most popular city in the US, Chicago – also known as “The Second City”. This state was home to three presidents, and is as diverse as it is populous!

CHICAGO COOL

Chicago is home to the Sears Towers, the best hot-dog in America, and the 2017 World Champion Chicago Cubs! Oh, and there's a statue of some guy named Michael Jordan.

CLIMATE

There are essentially two seasons here - summer and winter. Illinois experiences "Lake Effect Snow", a product of colliding fronts and Lake Michigan. Winters are cold and frigid, while summers are hot and sticky.

DRIVERS LICENSE

When it comes to updating your driver’s license, all you need to do is to present your current one along with other documents. You can take care of this at any local DMV.

REAL ESTATE

Illinois homes are listed at an average price of $274,360 with the median sales price at just above $230,000. For more info check out the Illinois Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

A key to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to Illinois, be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

239 Fun Things to Do in Illinois

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Illinois, but we only had room for 239! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

Top 10 Places to Live in Illinois

Explore the best towns and cities to live in Illinois based on factors such as crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.

Visit Navy Pier

Navy Pier is free and open to the public year-round. To skip the long lines for ticketed events and attractions, buy tickets online before you arrive.