"Land of Lincoln and Lager" Illinois. Four US Presidents either lived, or were born in Illinois, proving that this Midwest state is more than just a flyover state. But Illinois is so much more than just about politics. With Chicago, farming and industry, and coal and timber representing all corners of Illinois, it's no wonder that the population, and its craft beer, is so diverse and culturally rich. Be a part of the diversity by joining our online community today, and learn about all upcoming events and festivals taking place in Illinois.