Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River, through the Illinois Waterway. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.
The town of Douglas is a 70-minute drive from Cairns. The road from Cairns to Douglas is called Xiaoyang Road. This quiet road is not a wide road, one side of the mountain, one side by the sea, the trees are shaded, if you look closely These trees will find that they grow almost different. A tree is intricately rooted, almost more than a thousand years of history, because the rain and sunshine are full, exudes a refreshing green, almost green. This gift of nature is amazing. If you return to Cairns from Douglas, the green is getting shallower and shallower, and then to the Gold Coast, the surrounding trees can only be described by sparse pull. Compared with the US Highway No. 1, although the road is narrow and can not be parked casually, Xiaoyang Road makes people feel more quiet and natural.