From Atlas Altera

Illinois is a state in northern America, bordering Wisconsin to the north, Iowa to the northwest, Osage to the west, Ozark to the southwest, Kentucky to the southeast, and Michigan to the east. Most of the state's 12.8 million inhabitants live in and around Chicago, the largest city, as well as the eastern parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Other notable population centres can be located along the Mississippi River, such as Quincy, as well as further inland, such as the capital Bakersfield.