The tiny little city of Springfield never really garnered much attention locally and even less nationally in regards to a crime wave or noted underworld Mafia activity per se.
Situated in Sangamon County in Central Illinois, the city of Springfield is a vibrant little metropolis with a current population of just over 114,000 residents, which makes it the sixth-largest city in the entire state. When the overall, greater Springfield metropolitan area is included, it boasts a population of over 211,000 people who call the area home.
Spanning just over 66 square miles in size, Springfield also happens to be the state’s Capitol and is the largest city in Sangamon County itself.
Behind the cities of Chicago and Rockford, Springfield is listed as the most populated metropolitan area in the entire midwestern State of Illinois. It is situated smack dab right in the central part of Illinois and is only 80 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.
It is a proud little metropolis, whose most famous resident Abe Lincoln, called the area his home for over two decades, residing in Springfield between the years 1837 and 1861.