Moving can take a toll on your family both emotionally and mentally. It’s not easy being uprooted from your home and all that is familiar to you. At Red Ball, we are proud of our reputation as a considerate and hardworking moving company, and we are focused on taking the hassle out of moving to Illinois. We know that you may have many questions about your move to Illinois. That’s why we’ve created this page of informative information about different cities, both big and small in Illinois, to help you get better acquainted with your new location.
Welcome to the Land of Lincoln
We want to be among the first to welcome you to the great state of Illinois. Known as the Land of Lincoln, Illinois beckons all newcomers with open arms and a friendly face. From Springfield, the capital, to the windy streets of Chicago, Illinois is a state with something for people of every interest and inclination. Illinois is a diverse blend of agriculture, natural resources and industrial productivity. Home to the third largest city in the United States, Illinois boasts of a rich history and cultural prestige within the Midwest.
Things to do and places to see
If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love living in Illinois, home to the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago Bears are here too, as well as the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. Fans of the great outdoors love Illinois for its magnificent Shawnee National Forest, with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, lakes and beautiful rolling hills. If technology is more to your liking, don’t miss the Volo Illinois Auto Museum, where you can see 300 cars from the beginning of the 20th century to the mid 1970s, as well as the famous Batmobile. The KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee offers a tropical environment all year long and is fun for the entire family. Home to numerous museums, Illinois is known to have some of the best of well-preserved history in the world. From the John Deere museum in Moline to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois is the place for the inquisitive and history buff. And Springfield is home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which is great for anyone who loves learning more about American history.
Shopping and dining in Illinois
Due to Chicago being a melting pot of various ethnicities, Illinois gives you access to some of the finest of international cuisine. From Afghan to Vietnamese there is a dish for every palate. When residents of Chicago get a craving for chocolate, many can’t resist going to the Chocolate Buffet at the Peninsula Hotel Chicago, where you can lose yourself in the all-you-can-eat buffet’s covered strawberries. In the mood for some pizza? Get some heavy slices over at Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza. If you’re looking for ribs, check out Merle’s Rib Palace in Evanston for mouth-watering dishes that will be sure to satisfy your hunger. You won’t want to miss the luxurious shopping opportunities on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, home to a wide variety of famous designer shops. You’ll also want to come here for such famous department stores as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. If moving to the Champaign-Urbana areas check out the trendy North Prospect & Market Place shopping center with its more than 150 stores.
Moving to Illinois with Red Ball
Red Ball has been a long distance moving company for nearly a century, and we have a proven track record of helping people move quickly and efficiently while taking the utmost care of their prized possessions. Please feel free to call us today or fill out a free moving quote.