Illinois, also known as The Prairie State, is located in the Midwest Region of the United States, in the bi-national Great Lakes region of North America. The state gets its title from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe•wa, which means "he speaks the regular way" and was transformed into its present spelling by the French. Illinois is famous for its corn production, from which it produces 40% of the ethanol used in the United States, as a leader in music education, and for its tradition of motor racing. To skydive in Chicago, Illinois, you will definitely want to come back for more once you've experienced the beautiful Illinois skies.