By far the largest and most interesting city in Illinois is [[Chicago]], located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the northeast corner of the state. With a population of over 9,500,000 (metropolitan area), it is the third-largest city in the [[United States of America|United States]].
Make use of the truck stop areas and on ramps. Hitching on the intestate in Illinois ESPECIALLY on turnpikes is illegal. Look also for US routes, the police
left me alone when I hitched in a US route in Rockford, Illinois and I got a ride all the way to Saint Louis!
== Cities ==
* [[Assumption]], renown across the county for bad temperament - at least hitchhiker [[User:Ephilei|Ephilei]] had several bad experiences there.