Illinois is located in the midwest bordering the following states: Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and Kentucky. This state has the fifth largest population consisting of Whites and African Americans followed closely by Hispanics. Nearly 66% of this population Lives in or around Chicago. Illionois' economy consisits mainly in agriculture and industry. Illinois has been consistantly the chief producer of soybeans but also produces hogs, cattle wheat and dairy products. The industry consists of chemical manufacturing, food, machinary, plastics, computer equipment, electronics and transportation equipment. Illinois is a leading refiner of petroleum. Illinois is also ranked first in nuclear generating capacity, housing eleven reactors in the state. Visitors to Illinois can take advantage of the many sports teams like the Chicago bulls or the Cubs. There is great shopping along the magnificent mile in Chicago. There are many fabulous state parks in Illinois that offer great fishing, hiking and family fun. There are also many fairs and festivals held year round around the state.