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Aliases: The State of Illinois
Nicknames: The Prairie State
Category: U.S. State
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
Points of interest: Chicago; Haddonfield; Lockport; Warren County
Residents: Damien Baylock; Laurie Strode; Annie Brackett; Lynda Van Der Klok; Michael Myers; Needlenose Norton; Warren Kincaid
Appearances: Bride of Chucky

Illinois is a U.S. state within the continental United States and is located in the midwestern region of the country. In horror, Illinois is best known as the setting for the fictional town of Haddonfield, birth place of famed serial murderer Michael Myers.

Chicago, Illinois, often known as the "Windy City", is the principal setting for the Chicago By Night chronicles, a series of role-playing game supplements in the Vampire: The Masquerade storyteller system by White Wolf Publishing.

Illinois is also the birth place of real-world serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Between 1972 and 1978, Gacy raped and murdered thirty-three young men and boys.

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Barrington is a United States village in Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Illinois. Actor Bill Moseley was born in Barrington.
Main article: Chicago. Chicago is the largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and with more than 2.8 million people, the 3rd largest city in the United States.
Main article: Haddonfield. Haddonfield is a fictional suburban community located in the state of Illinois. It is the primary setting of the Halloween film franchise and the birth place of serial killer Michael Myers. Haddonfield is located 150 miles from Smith's Grove Sanitarium.
Hardin County
Hardin County is where Doctor Sam Loomis and nurse Marion Chambers were instructed to bring mental patient Michael Myers so that he could stand trial. Myers broke out of the Smith's Grove Sanitarium before he could be transported.
Lockport is a city located in the US state of Illinois. It is located in the northeastern area of the state and it's coordinates are 41° 35′ 19″ N, 88° 2′ 50″ W. Lockport has a total land area of 7.1 square miles (18 km²). The actual city of Lockport is likely the same Lockport featured in the 1998 film Bride of Chucky.
Ridgemont Federal Sanitarium
Located some distance away from the town of Haddonfield, the Ridgemont Federal Sanitarium is where Michael Myers laid in a coma from 1978 to 1988. On October 30th of 1988, orders came down to transfer him Smith's Grove Sanitarium. En route from the hospital, Michael heard about the existence of his young niece, Jamie Lloyd. This information brought Michael out of his coma and he killed the two Smith's Grove physicians responsible for his transfer. Note: Located approximately four hours away from Haddonfield. [1]
Penney's Garage
Penney's Garage was located part way between Ridgemont and Haddonfield. In 1988, Michael Myers came to the garage, killed a mechanic and a waitress and stole the mechanic's overalls. He also had an encounter with Doctor Sam Loomis, but managed to escape. Michael drove a truck through a garage door, which resulted in a fire. [2]
According to a Haddonfield cemetery caretaker, Russellville was the sight of a grisly murder perpetuated by a man named Charlie Bowles who reputedly murdered his own family.
Warren County
Warren County is located 150 miles away from Haddonfield. It is the location of the Smith's Grove Sanitarium.
Warren County Records Office
The Warren County Records Office was located in Warren County, Illinois. It contained record files and archives relating to government facilities as well as the Smith's Grove Sanitarium. It was staffed by a man named Michael Cyphers. In the late 1990s, a young man named Tommy Jarvis was haunted by his experiences as a survivor of masked mass murderer, Michael Myers. Obsessed with learning more about Michael's past, he discovered that Myers' former psychiatrist, Doctor Sam Loomis kept a series of journals relating to Myers. Following Loomis' death, the journals were kept at the records office. Tommy Doyle contacted Michael Cyphers and convinced him to let him inspect the Loomis' journals for himself. No sooner did Cyphers send them than Myers appeared behind him in his office. He stabbed Cyphers through the chest with a butcher knife, pinning his body to the door. (Halloween 1)

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  1. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  3. Originally from Hackensack, New Jersey.
  4. Originally from Hackensack, New Jersey.
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