Link to apprenticeship programs in Illinois
Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies:
U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY;
the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD;
the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO;
and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY.
The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Link here & here