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Illinois, the fifth most populated of the 50 United States, has long been called “a mirror to America” when judged by more than 20 demographic characteristics including race, income, age, education, and industrial mix. The state is home to Chicago, the third most populated city in the United States. The city’s O’Hare International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft traffic. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was the only president who was born and raised in Illinois. The state boasts agricultural, manufacturing, culture, and more. Since 2005, Illinois has been home to two World Series teams, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs.
In 2016, there were 90,721 obituaries reported in the state of Illinois on Legacy.com. This is a 22% increase from 2015 when 74,394 obituaries were reported in Illinois. You can browse through the full list of Illinois obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.