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Champaign, Springfield, and Decatur, Illinois

Champaign is located 135 miles south of Chicago, 124 miles west of Indianapolis, Indiana, and 178 mi northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The city was home to 84,513 people as of July 1, 2014. Champaign is the tenth-most populous city in Illinois, and the state's fourth-most populous city outside of the Chicago metropolitan area.Champaign offers the best of urban life in a friendly, smaller city. With a world class university and a vibrant downtown, Champaign offers arts, culture, and diversity.

Springfield, Illinois is the birthplace and burial place of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield is the capital 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.

Decatur, Illinois is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County. The city was founded in 1829 and is located along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. In 2015, the city's estimated population was 73,254. The city is home of private Millikin University and public Richland Community College. Decatur has vast industrial and agricultural processing production, including the North American headquarters of agricultural conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland, international agribusiness Tate & Lyle's largest corn-processing plant, and the designing and manufacturing facilities for Caterpillar Inc.'s wheel-tractor scrapers, off-highway trucks, and large mining trucks.

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Major Freeways

In Champaign, Interstate 57 (I-57) is an Interstate Highway in Missouri and Illinois that parallels the old Illinois Central rail line for much of its route. It goes from Sikeston, Missouri, at Interstate 55 to Chicago, Illinois, at Interstate 94. Interstate 72 (I-72) is an Interstate Highway with a western terminus in Hannibal, Missouri, at an intersection with U.S. Route 61; its eastern terminus is at Country Fair Drive in Champaign. The route runs through both Decatur and Springfield.

In Springfield, Interstate 55 runs from north to south past Springfield, while I-72, which is concurrent with US 36 from the Missouri state line to Decatur, runs from east to west. Springfield is also served by Amtrak passenger trains, which operate between Chicago and St. Louis and stop at the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio station. Springfield is also served by Greyhound lines at a station on North Dirksen Parkway. Local mass transportation needs are met by a bus service. The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) operates Springfield's bus system. The city also lies along historic Route 66.

In Decatur, Interstate 72, U.S. Route 51, U.S. Route 36, Illinois Route 48, Illinois Route 105, and Illinois Route 121 are key highway links for the area.

Information on the major hospitals in Champaign, Springfield, and Decatur:

Presence Comfort Medical Center - Champaign;

Carle Foundation Hospital - Champaign;

HSHS St. John's Hospital - Springfield;

Memorial Medical Center - Springfield;

Decatur Memorial Hospital - Decatur.

When someone is injured in an accident in Champaign, Springfield, or Decatur, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. When an accident or injury is serious, people need legal assistance.

Where to find legal assistance after a Champaign, Springfield, or Decatur injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Champaign - Springfield - Decatur personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Champaign - Springfield - Decatur wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Champaign - Springfield - Decatur accident attorney can do to help.

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