About Springfield, Illinois
Welcome to Springfield, home of one of three campuses of the University of Illinois.
Springfield is also the state capital of Illinois and the home of Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 16th president. Noted American poet Vachel Lindsay was born and died here.
Springfield is known for the Cozy Dog (corn dog on a stick) and Horseshoe sandwiches, has great restaurants, and is conveniently located between St. Louis and Chicago.
With a population of about 117,000, Springfield also boasts a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, memorial gardens, botanical gardens, and the world’s largest carillon.
A lively music scene includes jazz, blues, community theater, municipal opera, comedy, and live bands all over town.
Shopping enthusiasts come from all over the area to central Illinois’ largest enclosed shopping facility, White Oaks Mall, and to the specialty shops in Springfield’s downtown historic district.
Regular bus service is provided from the UIS campus to the mall, downtown area, and to other points around the city.
See the links below, at left and right for more about Springfield, Illinois.