Illinois relocation resources
We have helped many people relocate to Illinois and have put together a guide to help you. No matter if your moving to Chicago, Rockford Aurora you will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
Mention Illinois and you can hear them in your head, "Da Bulls, Da Bears". That's right those beer drinking, sausage slogging drunks from Saturday Night Live may have been right though, because Chicago really does define a large part of the Illinois experience. Chicago is a huge city founded on industry and feeding on money where more people live than any other city in the midwest. Illinois also hosts huge tracts of farmland, mining, rivers, manufacturing and of course the University of Chicago. Abraham Lincoln is probably Illinois most famous son, if he hasn't been surpassed by Michael Jordan. Even if MJ is more famous, he still wasn't president, yet.
The State of Illinois website is a great resource for moving. Services and information provided at their website include: Purchase Hunting/Fishing License, Renew a Driver's License, Find Unclaimed Property, Economic Information, File Taxes Online, Register for Traffic Alerts, Renew a Professional License, Apply for Unemployment, Search for Vital Records, Plan an Illinois Getaway, Elections and Voting, and Find Districts/Officials.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders you can use.
Depending on a moving company to move your valuables can be stressful. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in Illinois allowing you to get a free quote.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
The state of Illinois Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of Illinois real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
If you are looking to relocate to Chicago there is a great website that only has Chicago real estate. Susan Duffey and Susan Pope are full time real estate agents that specialize in relocating people. What I found interesting about the website is that it is updated every fifteen minutes.
Being able to compare schools in Illinois and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net has done a great job at that. They even have parent reviews.
Illinois Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
Illinois Vs. National Average
1 Year Illinois 5.6% National Average 8.6%
3 Years Illinois 5.7% National Average 7.4%
5 Years Illinois 4.7% National Average 6.1%
10 Years Illinois 4.2% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in Illinois:
1. Chicago 2,896,016
2. Rockford 150,115
3. Aurora 142,990
4. Naperville 128,358
5. Peoria 112,936
6. Springfield 111,454
7. Joliet 106,221
8. Elgin 94,487
9. Waukegan 87,901
10. Cicero 85,616