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Illinois is a midwestern state bordering Indiana in the east and the Mississippi River in the west. Nicknamed "the Prairie State," it's marked by farmland, forests, rolling hills and wetlands. Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S, is in the northeast on the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s famous for its skyscrapers, such as sleek, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower.

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Illinois State.
Population: 12,801,539.
State Capital: Springfield.
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Illinois stretches 385 miles from the north in Cairo to Wisconsin to the south. Illinois state borders Lake Michigan to the northeast, Kentucky to the southeast, Indiana to the East and Missouri to the West with Iowa in the northwest.The capital of Illinois is Springfield which is located in the west-central area of the State.

Illinois joined the union as the 21st state on 3rd December, 181. Illinois lies on the so-call "old industrial belt" and the fertile agricultural zone of the United States. The city of Chicago, one of US's most prominent cities offers a sharp contrast between the urban and urban way of living.

Due to the great geographic length of Illinois, Illinois offers both characteristics of the North and Southern regions of the US.

Rich in petroleum and coal, Illinois is one of US' top states in terms of exports and agriculture. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is one of the world's busiest and politically Illinois is known as a "swing state" where voters are unpredictable.

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The Main Cities in Illinois

Below are the largest cities in the state of Illinois and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Chicago - 2,695,598
2. Aurora - 197,899
3. Rockford - 152,871
4. Joliet - 147,433
5. Naperville - 141,853
6. Springfield - 116,250
7. Peoria - 115,007
8. Elgin - 108,188
9. Waukegan - 89,078
10.Cicero - 83,891


Famous Landmarks in Illinois
Below are some of Illinois’s most visited landmarks:

-Although it's best known by Chicagoans as the bean, the official name of the sculpture that sits in Chicago's Millennium Park is the Cloud Gate. The 110-ton sculpture was created by artist Anish Kapoor, and attracts tourists and locals alike.

Tallest Buildings in Illinois

Below are the tallest buildings in Illinois:

-Formerly known as the Sears Tower, Willis Tower is the tallest building in Chicago and all of Illinois. Build in 1975, for 25 years, it held the title of tallest building in the world. Currently, it now is just the 2nd tallest in the USA at 108 floors and 1,451 feet tall.

1. Willis Tower (108 stories; 1450 feet)
2. Trump International Hotel and Tower (98 stories; 1388 feet)
3. Aon Centre (83 stories; 1136 feet)
4. John Hancock Centre (100 stories; 1127 feet)
5. Franklin Centre (61 stories; 1007 feet)
6. Two Prudential Plaza (64 stories; 995 feet)
7. 311 South Wacker Drive (65 stories; 961 feet)
8. 900 North Michigan (66 stories; 871 feet)
9. Water Tower Place (74 stories; 860 feet)
10. Aqua (82 stories; 860 feet)

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With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.

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Stone Aesthetics

Stone Aesthetics

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Durability

Durability

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Slip Resistant

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Customization

As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.

High Mechanical Properties

High Mechanical Properties

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Unlimited Colours

Unlimited Colors

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Strength

Strength

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Theft Resistant

Theft Resistant

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Jonite Illinois Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Illinois Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Illinois.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Illinois.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Illinois. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Illinois. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Illinois. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Illinois.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Illinois.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Illinois - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Illinois.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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