Although Abraham Lincoln only lived in Sprinfield, Illinois from 1837 until 1861, local residents of the town like to claim him as their own.
Springfield is the state’s capital,and the state’s third capital. Its population of about 116,250 makes it the sixth most populous city in the state. Chicago‘s metropolitan area is the only one in the state that is larger than the Springfield metropolitan area.
The town was originally named Calhoun after South Carolina John C. Calhoun but he fell out of favor with many of the locals so the town renamed it to Springfield in 1832.
History runs rich in Springfield, and a more recent historic event that affects residents is the states of Illinois becoming deregulated.
This event has provided residents in Springfield and throughout the state the right to choose the cheapest electricity rates for their commercial business.
If you’re in the Springfield area or another deregulated area in the state, you have the ability to shop and compare different rates before signing up with the deal that best fits your situation.
Just type your zip code into our compare box and select commercial rates to begin.
If you need any further information, feel free to give us a call any time at 1-800-971-4020 to speak to one of our expert energy consultants.
What would our 16th president think about states becoming deregulated?
Lincoln always spoke out against slavery and was for rights of the individual, so if he were around today, he may very well embrace the opportunity.