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Illiana is the general area around the border between the U.S. states of Illinois and Indiana, containing the eastern edge of Illinois and the western edge of Indiana. The word is a portmanteau of the two states' names.
Major Illiana cities include the Chicago metropolitan area and Hammond, Indiana. Danville, Illinois is a significant community in Central Illiana, while the cities of Terre Haute and Evansville lie close to the line farther south.
Colleges and universities
The colleges listed below may not be directly on the Illiana line, but are significant to the communities along the border:
- Danville Area Community College (DACC), Danville
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana-Champaign
- Indiana State University, Terre Haute
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute
- Saint Mary of the Woods College, Saint Mary of the Woods
- University of Evansville, Evansville
- University of Southern Indiana, Evansville
- Purdue University, West Lafayette
- Illiana Expressway (proposed as of 2012)
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In the will of a great great grandfather, probated in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, in 1883, he described a farm that he owned, thus: "“State Living” farm, situated in the county of Edgar in the state of Illinois, and in the county of Vermillion in the state of Indiana, about 150 acres of said farm being in Edgar County on the west side of the State line between Indiana and Illinois, and about 460 acres lying adjoining and on the east side of said 150 acres: the farm is situated half a mile north of the Rail road running from Indianapolis to Decatur and half a mile north of said rail road where it crosses the State line aforesaid, known as Illiana."