Official City of Springfield Illinois website
Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (STL / KSTL)
Springfield became the Illinois state capital in 1837 with the help of a young lawyer and politician named Abraham Lincoln. He lived in the city 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 to this most famous American citizen.
Springfield, the capital of Illinois and the seat of Sangamon County government, is located at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 72. Chicago lies 200 miles northeast of Springfield, St. Louis and Indianapolis lie 100 miles southwest and 195 miles due east, respectively.
Balanced between the public and private sectors, Springfield has a well-diversified economic base an approximate population of 113,000 people.