Other cities in the 217 area code include: Quincy, Danville, Charleston, Jacksonville, Mattoon, Lincoln, Rantoul, Effingham, Chatham, Taylorville, Paris, Mahomet, Hillsboro, Clinton, Litchfield, Beardstown, Mt Zion, Pana, Monticello, Carlinville, Hoopeston, Shelbyville, Auburn, Sullivan, Pittsfield, Tuscola, Sherman, Paxton, Saint Joseph, Rochester, Marshall, Riverton, Gibson City, Georgetown, Gillespie, Westville, Tolono, Rushville, Hamilton, Arcola, Pawnee, Arthur, Casey, White Hall, Carthage, Carrollton, Petersburg, Mason City, Nokomis, Villa Grove, Mount Sterling, Catlin, Athens, Fisher, Mount Olive, Roodhouse, Girard, Neoga, Greenup, Maroa, Rossville, Teutopolis, Oakwood, Bement, Winchester, Philo, Benld, New Berlin, Warsaw, Windsor, La Harpe, Mount Pulaski, Atlanta, Cerro Gordo, Virginia, Toledo, Warrensburg, Sidney, Barry, Williamsville, Chambersburg, Griggsville, Chrisman, Greenfield, Nauvoo, Homer, Bethany, Ashland, Martinsville, Payson, Dallas City, Assumption, Waverly, Pleasant Hill, Macon, Divernon, Edinburg, Camp Point, Argenta, Thomasboro, Lovington, Blue Mound, Morrisonville, Meredosia, Loami, Mendon, Stonington, Witt, Oakland, Raymond, Pleasant Plains, Ashmore, Gifford, Mansfield, Oreana, Greenview, Newman, Illiopolis, Ridge Farm, Watson, Westfield, Bluffs, Ogden, Stewardson, Dieterich, Findlay, Farmersville, Potomac, Kansas, Golden, Fairmount, Ursa, Bismarck, Coffeen, Clayton, Tower Hill, Mount Auburn, Palmyra, Buckley, Melvin, Murrayville, Chandlerville, Cowden, Niantic, Sorento, Sidell, Pesotum, Liberty, Buffalo, Strasburg, Weldon, Tallula, Humboldt, Chapin, Hull, West Union, Dalton City, Bowen, Fithian, Franklin, Waynesville, De Land, Hammond, Rankin, Augusta, Versailles, Ludlow, Irving, Elkhart, Arenzville, Brocton, Lomax, Sadorus, Roberts, Seymour, New Canton, Sibley, Kenney, Emden, Broadlands, New Douglas, Middletown, Indianola, Fillmore, Loda, Alvin, Loraine, Oakford, Latham, Gays, Hartsburg, Ivesdale, Cisco, Pearl, Owaneco, Bulpitt, Thawville, Baylis, New Holland, Oconee, Metcalf, Donnellson, Modesto, Shumway, Concord, Eldred, Coatsburg, Penfield, Hillview, Chestnut, Wheeler, Cantrall, Tennessee, Foosland, Huntsville, Basco, Niota, Beason, Alexander, Armstrong, Atwood, Collison, Dennison, Montrose, Moweaqua, Sigel, Sutter, and Virden.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois, and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago is called the architecture capital of the United States. In terms of wealth and economy, Chicago is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. Positioned along Lake Michigan, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second- busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic ; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and ranked seventh in the world in the 2016 Global Cities Index. Chicago has the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States—about $640 billion according to 2015 estimates. The city has one of the world's largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. In 2016, Chicago hosted over 54 million domestic and international visitors, a new record making it one of the top visited cities in the nation. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago's culture includes the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip hop, gospel and house music. There are many colleges and universities in the Chicago area; among these, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are classified as "highest research" doctoral universities. Chicago also has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city has many nicknames, the best-known being the Windy City.
Glenarm is an unincorporated community in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. Glenarm is located along Interstate 55, south of Springfield. Glenarm has a post office with ZIP code 62536.
Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. The city's population of 116,250 as of the 2010 U.S. Census makes it the state's sixth most populous city. It is the largest city in central Illinois. As of 2013, the city's population was estimated to have increased to 117,006, with just over 211,700 residents living in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Sangamon County and the adjacent Menard County. Present-day Springfield was settled by European Americans in the late 1810s, around the time Illinois became a state. The most famous historic resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861, when he went to the White House as President. Major tourist attractions include a multitude of historic sites connected with Abraham Lincoln including his presidential museum, his home from 1837 to 1861, his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery, and the historical town of New Salem, within a short drive from the city.The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. Hilly terrain lies near the Sangamon River. Lake Springfield, a large artificial lake owned by the City Water, Light & Power company (CWLP), supplies the city with recreation and drinking water. Weather is fairly typical for middle latitude locations, with hot summers and cold winters. Spring and summer weather is like that of most midwestern cities; severe thunderstorms are common. Tornadoes hit the Springfield area in 1957 and 2006.The city is governed by a mayor–council form of government. The city proper is also the " Capital Township " governmental entity. In addition, the government of the state of Illinois is also based in Springfield. State government entities include the Illinois General Assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor of Illinois. There are three public and three private high schools in Springfield. Public schools in Springfield are operated by District No. 186. Springfield's economy is marked by government jobs, and the medical field, which account for a large percentage of the city's workforce.
The 217 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 12:58 AM on Apr 19, 2021.