Official City of Springfield Illinois website
Lambert-Saint Louis InternationalAirport (STL / KSTL)
Springfield became the Illinois state capital in 1837 with thehelp of a young lawyer and politician named Abraham Lincoln. He lived in thecity until he left to become the 16th President of the United States, in 1861.From that moment on, the city’s history and future have been inexorably tied tothis most famous American citizen.
Springfield, the capital of Illinois and the seat of SangamonCounty government, is located at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 72.Chicago lies 200 miles northeast of Springfield, St. Louis and Indianapolis lie100 miles southwest and 195 miles due east, respectively.
Balanced between the public and private sectors, Springfieldhas a well-diversified economic base an approximate population of 113,000people.
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