Springfield, Illinois

The ICC headquarters is in Springfield, the state capital, which is centrally located within Illinois. The city's stable economy stems from a mix of government, service-oriented businesses, tourism, agriculture and light industry. Distinctive neighborhoods, schools and impressive housing compliment the professional opportunities available.

Springfield has a population of over 110,000 and is headquarters for several nationally known insurance companies, three hospitals, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, University of Illinois-Springfield, and two colleges as well as more than 150 state, regional and national associations. Area public schools are among the finest in the state.

Interstate highways, a full-service airport and rail transportation provide access to major metropolitan centers such as St. Louis, 95 miles to the south, and Chicago, 200 miles to the northeast.

The city's 40 parks, 4,000-acre lake and public and private golf courses all provide numerous recreational opportunities. Considered the heart of the "Land of Lincoln," Springfield boasts many national historic sites, including Lincoln's Home, where he lived when elected President, and Lincoln's Tomb, the final resting place for our 16th President. Culturally, Springfield residents enjoy the city's Art Association, Ballet Company, Symphony, Muni Opera and numerous other artistic groups. Springfield is also the home of the Dana-Thomas House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most impressive architectural designs.

Springfield's cost of living is quite low. An employee earning $35,000 per year and living in the Springfield area would need to earn much more to maintain the same lifestyle in another locale:

Atlanta, GA$41,855Miami, FL$43,325
Boston, MA$72,194Minneapolis, MN$42,409
Dallas, TX$44,399Philadelphia, PA$47,912
Des Moines, IA$40,434Raleigh, NC$42,010
Evanston, IL$54,316Santa Barbara, CA$71,584
Grand Rapids, MI$47,904Scottsdale, AZ$50,066
Indianapolis, IN$39,022Seattle, WA$53,013
Kansas City, MO$38,893Washington, DC$47,656
Madison, WI$41,525White Plaines, NY$58,321

For more information about the Springfield area visit the City of SpringfieldExternal Link and the Springfield Chamber of CommerceExternal Link sites.

Chicago, Illinois

Close to a quarter of the staff is located in Chicago, in the recently renovated State of Illinois Building on LaSalle Street in the Loop. Considering its size, Chicago is a very easy city to live in and enjoy, with its 29 miles of lakefront shoreline, 7,000 acres of parks, culture, variety and affordability. Mass transportation is plentiful and easily accessible and Chicago's commuter heavy rail system holds the nation's best reliability/on-time record.

For more information about the Chicago area visit the City of ChicagoExternal Link site.