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Pall Mall Club brings you links for hotels, travel advice, myths and legends in Illinois, USA.
Illinois is the fifth most populated state in the USA and Chicago is the main city of the lakes and the midwest. Although quite large and with a smaller population than wildlife rich states such as New York and Florida, its large fauna have been extirpated except for deer, the state getting only occasional and apparently unwelcome visits from bears, wolves and mountain lions.
The tourist attractions of Illinois are, at best, of the kind described by Samuel Johnson as "worth seeing but not worth going to see". However, there is the Abraham Lincoln home, as well as the city of Chicago with its Magnificent Mile and its entertaining Navy Pier.
The folklore of Illinois includes several monsters such as the Murphysboro Mud Monster ("Big Muddy"), the Cole Hollow Monster, the Enfield Monster and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan.