Asked: December 14, 20202020-12-14T16:00:16+00:00 2020-12-14T16:00:16+00:00 Why is Chicago not the capital of Illinois? Amelia 431 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Amelia Why is Chicago not the capital of Illinois? Government 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Archie 0 Questions 303 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Archie 2020-12-14T16:01:13+00:00Added an answer on December 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm Due to some politics and other policies, Chicago is not the capital of Illinois. The capital of Illinois has been changed many times for some historic reasons. Chicago by far is the biggest city in Illinois with over 2.7 million people living there as residents. From the history of Illinois, we came to know that it has been divided into 2 territories because of the politics between the 2 parties. Now Springfield is the capital city of Illinois. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.