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The University of Illinois - Is it possible to find the perfect college. Well I think that I have found mine. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a great college for me. It has all the aspects in a college that I am looking for. The University of Illinois has an interesting history and a prestigious reputation. It also has top of the line education, campus, and baseball program. The University of Illinois has some interesting history about it. It was founded in 1867 by John Milton Gregory, and started off with only two faculty members....   [tags: Education]
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Deforestation in Illinois: Problems and Description - The effects of deforestation around my home and throughout my state are becoming more evident every day. When a deer or other wild game loses its home, they move into cities, urban areas, and parks; thus causing issues with the human population. Most people living in Illinois have hit or nearly killed a deer driving on Southern Illinois roadways. This common occurrence could be kept at bay or maybe even avoided if the deer and wild game had more space to reside. There are many points that coincide with this reality but the main issues are the small subtle ones that affect everyday life and are often overlooked....   [tags: Deforestation Essays]
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Farming in The State of Illinois - ... This forced people and sometimes their business to go to cities and the suburbs. Some farms even closed up, because they couldn’t compete with someone who had a tractor. “In the 1980s Mike Jacobsen reported that for every five to seven farms that failed, one business in a small town went bankrupt.” (Carlson 31). Because farms grew with tractors, rural communities ended and became extinct. Tractors had disposed of older cooperations. As farms grew larger, farming populations went down. Most larger farms used tractors which caused families to grow smaller....   [tags: agricultural industry]
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Horrific and Disturbing Murders in Illinois - ... He lived in the Shady Rest cabin where he sold his bootleg whiskey in the back. His cabin was a safe haven for rum-runners (“Birger” para. 1-3). Surprisingly, Charlie is considered a legend. There is a historic jail museum where you can see the wicker basket where his body lay after his execution. You can also see his handcuffs, his noose used for hanging him, the phone booth where he used to call people, and the room where a reporter received an interview with him. On one of the walls in that room, there is a picture of him posing for the reporter....   [tags: Little Skidmore, crimes]
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Heroin In the Streets of Illinois - Who would expect that a town known for their excellent education systems, well developed economy, and rapid population expansion to have the highest record of heroin deaths in one year in the United States. Naperville, Illinois, is a suburb of Chicago, has been dealing with the loss of seven young adults from overdoses of heroin in 2011 (Wilson). The early deaths of these young people are completely avoidable. Having proper knowledge of the warning signs that heroin displays can help; but to further the knowledge, having videos available to watch helps parents talk to their kids about drug use....   [tags: drug addict, naperville, heroin deaths]
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Weird Illinois or The Windy City - ... Local Legends The owner of a house in the suburbs of Chicago lived with his wife, mother-in-law, and his daughter and son. Police had to come often to break up fights. One night,between 10 o’clock and 12 o’clock, he took his wife and daughter to the old steel bridge and killed them. Then later on he killed the rest of his family. he also burned down the house and the police never found his body (Taylor 20). The first strange appearance was a sound of a man and woman arguing, followed by woman screams (Taylor 20)....   [tags: unexplained phenomena, local legends]
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Illinois Beauty, Nature and Wildlife - ... White-tailed deer The white-tailed deer has an abundance of physical features that help them thrive. In the summer, adults have a reddish-brown coat. In the winter, the color dulls to a grayish-brown. The male, called a buck, is the only sex to have antlers. They use these to fight over a mate or territory. In the winter, they shed their antlers; they grow a new set from summer to fall. White-tailed deer also have very powerful legs. They can sprint up to 30 mph, jump 10 feet in the air, and jump 30 feet horizontally (“White-tailed” para....   [tags: fauna, local animal species]
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Famous People Born in Illinois - ... He was the president at the time of the Civil War. He has a son that once said “he looks a lot better without his Beard”(Root 6). Walt Disney In his time he wasnt known for being creative. Everyone should Know Walt Disney from all his creations. Walt Disney was an amazing person. He was a voice actor, entertainer, an animaiter, ans the creater of Mickey Mouse. “Walt Disney Company along with his brother Roy O. Disney” (Walt Disney 5). “Before he wan an amimaiter/ creater he worked at redcross and married Lillian Bounds”....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]
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Illinois Colleges and Universities - ... Northwestern’s campus is made of 240 square acres of land with most dorms full of college students(“Northwestern” para.1). This campus is very large and it competes with other top schools;they face other division one schools. Northwestern uses a similar data source as other colleges. For their data source they use National Center For Educational Statistics(“Northwestern” para.9). Northwestern is committed. They are committed to excellent teachers. They also committed to intellectual growth of students(“Northwestern” para.12)....   [tags: universities, higher learning]
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Fishing History in Illinois - Fishing in Illinois has been important to Illinois from the first settlement to today. Back in the day, people needed to feed their families and now people have something that a lot of people find as an enjoyable sport. Fishing has also evolved from its former methods and some traditional methods are still used. The equipment has also changed some overtime, but the fish that are being caught have not changed much at all. Fishing has been essential for life to the people of Illinois and has evolved into a great sport....   [tags: Native Americans, Smelly Bait]
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Illinois Wildlife Categories: Plantlife - ... Poison ivy can grow up and down trees or can also grow on a bush or a vine (Busch 5). Surprisingly, this poisonous plant was used by the Native Americans for medical purposes (Busch 5). Poison ivy is an itchy, yet interesting, plant found in Illinois. Goldenrod Another flower found in Illinois is goldenrod. Goldenrod is found on the sides of roads and edges of wooded areas (Busch 28). Goldenrod blooms from July to October (Busch 28). Some people blame hay fever symptoms on goldenrod (Busch 28)....   [tags: local plant species]
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Amazing Authors of Illinois - ... Sherer worked washing dishes for a while. He later tried bartending. After trying bartending, Michael W. Sherer became a restaurant manager. Also, Michael W. Sherer worked as a commercial photographer. Later, Sherer became a magazine editor (“ Michael W. Sherer’s” para. 1). After working as a magazine editor, he worked as a public relations executive. Eventually, Sherer decided he should become a “freelance writer” similar to the character Emerson Ward. Michael W. Sherer is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Authors Guild (“Michael W....   [tags: Robert Sherburne, Veronica Roth, Michael Sherer]
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Illinois Median Household Income - According to the US Census Bureau, “Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having income above that amount, and half having income below that amount” and it provides a better sense of how prosperous a certain place is than the average income since average income can be influenced by irregularity (unusually high and low values). Illinois has a wide range of median household income levels ranging from $28,725 (Alexander County) to $85,630 (Kendall County) with an average of $56,230 (American FactFinder)....   [tags: Socioeconomics]
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Teen Pregnancy in Illinois - In some regions of the world such as China, a one child policy was established due to overpopulation (Jian) . One of the reasons for overpopulation was because of the vast number of births from exceptionally young couples. Locally, in 2009, 1,991 children were born to women between the ages of fifteen and nineteen in Rock Island ("Illinois Teen Births by County") which was a shocking amount due to the dramatic drop in teen pregnancies nationwide (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 in 2009 the teen birth rate was the lowest it had been in previous decades....   [tags: china, one child policy, overpopulation]
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Philantropist Women from Illinois - ... Mary started at just helping her kids with their homework to campaigning for her husband General John A. Logan (Bard 78). People have doubted her act because women were seen to just stay in the houses. After all of her efforts she set the stage for women's movements in the 1920’s. Once that was done Tony Stevens quoted “She must have been some kind of woman, especially in that period of history when a woman's place was considered in the homes” (Bard 78) Laura Lee Laura Lee was one of Danvilles best humanitarians....   [tags: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Laura Lee]
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Illinois vs Wardlow - In the case of Illinois vs. Wardlow, many factors contributed to Wardlow’s arrest. Starting with the facts of the case, on September 9, 1995 Sam Wardlow fled after seeing police vehicles covering an area in Chicago where it was known to have high drug trafficking. Two police officers spotted Wardlow, Officers Nolan and Officer Harvey, and once Officer Nolan caught up with Mr. Wardlow, Officer Nolan proceeded to conduct a pat-down search of only the outer layer of clothing, or a “Terry Stop.” Officer Nolan was well aware that in this area, there was almost always a weapon on a suspect that was involved with some type of drug transaction....   [tags: criminal law]
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Different and Diverse- A Peak At Illinois Wildflowers - ... If the wildflower cannot receive full sunlight, partial sunlight is acceptable as well. However, the kittentail grows slowly and does not tolerate other plants and competition such as taller and aggressive plants. On the positive side, the kittentail wildflower has few problems with pests and diseases (“Kittentails” para. 6). Kittentail’s Habitat The native kittentail is found in the west-central and northwest areas of Illinois. Its habitat includes dry and sandy prairies, gravel and hill prairies, along with wooded bluffs and gravelly riverbanks (“Kittentails” para....   [tags: local flower species]
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How Safe is the Campus of University of Illinois? - I still remember the last sentence my parents said to me when I was about to board the airplane which leaves China for America: “take care of yourself and be safe.” However, the experience of taking a campus bus for the first time was not safe at all. As a new, international student, I arrived on campus one week earlier before class started, so there are actually very few people on the bus heading to the marketplace around 2 pm when I got on. After I sat down, a black woman moved from her original seat to my left seat....   [tags: Safety]
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Local History of Will County - Will County is home to a number of historical landmarks, famous figures, and a plethora of history. It was not always as built up as parts of it are now; Some two hundred years prior, Will County was a land of prairies in which it was farmed and hunted by the Potawatomi Indian tribe. The first established settlement in the boundaries of the county were made by a man named Jesse Walker in 1826. He named it Walker’s Grove, and worked with Potawatomi in the areas of agriculture, milling, and trading to newcomers of the establishment....   [tags: Potawatomi, Illinois, ]
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Slavery In Illinois - Slavery in Illinois This essay talks about the dated events that happened in Illinois, focusing on slavery, from the time it begun, whether it should be implemented or not, its abolishment, and up to the time it ended. The paper also contains a well-opinionated reaction about slavery, how it is different from today. The Civil War Period has always been the primary hub of teaching in any American History classes. The era between the American Revolution and the Civil War was of a great importance since it has been the best and worst part of the western civilization during those times....   [tags: Slavery Essays]
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Well-known Women From Illinois - ... Betty plays sweet and naive Rose in 1980’s sitcom, The Golden Girls (“Betty White” Biography para. 7). When The Golden Girls ended in 1992 White appeared in Golden Place, but after Golden Place she appeared in many different television series (“Betty White” Biography para. 8). Some of these shows are The United States Steel Hour, Petticoat, and Tonight Show (“Betty White” Biography para. 4). THe talk show host of the Tonight Show ,Jack Paar, considered Betty to be his favorite (“Betty White” Biography para....   [tags: Betty White, Veronica Roth, Catherine Yates]
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Service Learning Case Study on a High School in Illinois - Working to improve the lives of others is often noted as one of the most remarkable ways to improve one’s own life. It is important to understand that service learning is a not a new method of education, although it has grown and developed quite a bit over the years. The benefits of service learning are countless. It is an undeniably constructive effort for people of all ages to participate in. Exposing these types of activities on youth is particularly helpful to those individuals in myriad ways....   [tags: lawrenceville, service learning, education]
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Illinois Capital Punishment System - Clemency, compassion. How exactly can I explain the Capital Punishment System here in Illinois. Well to be honest, I would have to go with, total chaos. For you who don’t know what Capital Punishment is, it is the system we use to place criminals who commit very serious crimes on Death Row. Out of the 50 states in our wonderful country, 38 of them have a Capital Punishment System, Illinois being one of them. Recently, while Governor George Ryan was in office, it was decided to halt all executions, making Illinois the first of the 38 states to do so....   [tags: essays research papers] 1090 words
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Standardized tests in Illinois - Standardized tests are administered to allow reliable and valid comparisons to be made among students taking the test. Two major types of standardized tests are currently in use; norm-referenced and criterion-referenced. A norm-referenced test is a test that has been given to representative samples of students such that norms of performance are established. Each student taking the test receives a score that can be compared to the norm or normal or sample of students. The scores are then reported in percentiles....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 963 words
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Stanley V. Illinois - Stanley v. Illinois Nature of Case: The plaintiff is Peter Stanley. He said that his rights to equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment have been violated. He believes that the Illinois law that makes children of unwed father’s wards of the state upon death of the mother violated his rights. Facts: Joan and Peter Stanley lived intermittently together for 18 years, in which they had 3 children. When Joan Stanley died, Stanley’s children were declared wards of the state and placed with court appointed guardians after a dependency hearing by the State of Illinois....   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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The Death Penalty Should Be Enacted In Illinois - The Death Penalty Should Be Enacted In Illinois Due to the recent releases of newly exonerated Death Row inmates, individuals and organizations are calling for a moratorium- a cooling off period for state executions. The cases of just a few inmates makes it apparent that this would be a necessary step to save innocent lives. After 17 years in prison, Illinois Death Row inmate Anthony Porter was released from jail after a judge threw out his murder conviction following the introduction of new evidence....   [tags: Papers] 2389 words
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Illinois Artists: Roscoe Misselhor, Helen Hokinson, Edward Kemeys - ... During World War 2 he served as a Quartermaster General; he is one of the many people that had the opportunity to create a design for an infantry badge (Ermel para.4). After many attempts Rovelstad finally came up with a rifle on a blue background (Ermel para.4). His design was selected (Ermel para.4). In 1935 Rovelstad designed a pioneer half dollar which is now collected by many coin collectors (Ermel para.5). The coin itself was minted by the government (Ermel para.5). 25,015 of these coins were made and collectors items as soon as they came out (Ermel para.5)....   [tags: sculptors, painters, ]
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The Chicago Cubs - The Chicago Cubs are an interesting part of Illinois history, even if they are not always successful. The history of Wrigley Field, the famous players, and the stories behind every game are why Chicago loves the Cubs. It is the atmosphere of the friendly confines when you walk in through those gates. It is jumping out of your seat when the ball is being hit out of the park. It is things as little as singing the 7th inning stretch with all the other Cub fans around you. Rooting for the underdog is special, and that is why Cub fans are so loyal....   [tags: illinois history, Wrigley filed]
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Illinois Michigan Canal is Responsible for Chicago's Size - "Didn't expect no town" -Early Chicago Settler Mark Beaubien The I & M Canal is universally considered the driving force behind the huge surge of growth that turned the tiny settlement on the banks of Lake Michigan named Chicago, in to a huge metropolis and bustling center of trade. Ever since Joliet first crossed the portage between the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River in 1673, explorers, investors, politicians, and farmers alike all agreed that constructing a canal across the continental divide could benefit them greatly....   [tags: essays research papers] 961 words
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The Effect of an Illinois Wesleyan Education on Political Ideology - The Effect of an Illinois Wesleyan Education on Political Ideology Political commentators often label American students not as liberals or conservatives, but simply as apathetic citizens unconcerned with political issues. The number of students venturing to the polls continues to be depressing to any advocate of a democratic form of government. Outside of political science classrooms, few students seem to be knowledgeable of simple political events and personalities. Has this apathy always plagued universities in the United States....   [tags: Politics Education Essays]
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Aldo Leopold’s Illinois Bus Ride - A number of ideas, suggestions, and points can be extracted from “Illinois Bus Ride,” a passage from Aldo Leopold’s collection of essays entitled A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There. However, there must be one main thesis that the author is attempting to get through to his audience. Leopold argues that we Americans have manipulated the landscape and ecosystem of the prairie so that it seems to be nothing more that a tool at our disposal. All aspects of what was once a beautiful, untamed frontier have been driven back further and further, until they were trapped in the ditches....   [tags: essays research papers] 1030 words
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A Rationale for Lesser Pressure: A Program to Enhance the Health of Independently Living Seniors of Chicago, Illinois - A Rationale for “Lesser Pressure”: A Program to Enhance the Health of Independently Living Seniors of Chicago, Illinois. A stroke or a brain attack or a cerebrovascular attack is one of the most devastating neurological conditions that causes death or physical disability. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted causing the death of affected brain cells within minutes (Medline Plus, 2014). Because of the urgent nature of the disease, stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world which has caused almost 6.2 million deaths during the year 2011 worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2013)....   [tags: stroke, physical and cognitive health]
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Entertainment Software, Video Software Dealers (VSDA), and Illinois Retail Merchants Associations vs. Rod Blagojevich - Video game violence and sexuality has been a major issue since the beginning of the industry. To understand in a litigation aspect one should be familiarized with Entertainment Software, Video Software Dealers (VSDA), and Illinois Retail Merchants Associations (The Plaintiff’s) vs. Rod Blagojevich (The Defendant) case. First, one should briefly understand the argument, then to why the act is vaguely unconstitutional. Also as to why the restrictions on violent and sexually explicit video games are unconstitutional, and finally what the states results were....   [tags: Plaintiff, U.S Supreme Court, social issues] 1306 words
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Disability Rights - It all began in Illinois about people with disabilities to be treated equal since the early 1900’s. In fact, many organizations were created in Illinois to help enforce laws. For example, Disability Rights Bureau, American Civil Liberties of Illinois, Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, Chicago Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, and also including the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is mention in this project. Today, many people with disabilities have more rights than they used to....   [tags: law, Illinois, equality, discrimination, ACLU, ADA]
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Murder Capital: “Chiraq, Drillinois” a City at War - Gang life exists as a lifestyle because of a lack of access to resources. Gangs are classically viewed as a by-product of social disorganization, the weakness of traditional institutions, like the schools, to replace the lost primary networks of the traditional world. Home of the Chicago Bulls and great players, such as, Michael Jordan and Derick Rose, who have won six rings and it is considered to host one of the greatest NBA teams of all times. It is the adopted hometown of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama....   [tags: Gangs, Chicago, Illinois, Social Disorganization]
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Should I move to Hawaii? - President Barack Obama won the election by a land slide, but this past Illinois senator was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, one of the best places in the world (Wikipedia, Honolulu). Hawaii is one of the best places and is going to be one of the best locations to move to. I really should move to Hawaii over staying here in Illinois. One of the Islands I would choose to move to is Oahu, whose nickname is “the gathering place” (City). I also would specifically prefer to live in Honolulu; I been there before and absolutely loved being there....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States, Hawaii]
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Acronym Scavenger Hunt - CERCLA stands for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or more commonly known as the Superfund. The Superfund created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment, and was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. On October 17, 1986 CERCLA was amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)....   [tags: Language ]
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The Snapshot Day:Was It A Failure? - Aware of the serious financial situation the State of Illinois finds itself in, the Illinois Library Association is concerned that the role of libraries in the economic and cultural life of Illinois citizens might be under-represented in current and future budget negotiations. In an effort to help prevent this under-representation, the ILA Advocacy Committee sponsored a one day “Snapshot of A Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries”. DuPage Library System’s Denise Zielinski proposed the idea at the committee’s inaugural meeting in September....   [tags: Legislative Advocacy ] 1709 words
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The History of the American Bottom - Two of the nations largest rivers meet in the American Bottom. The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers served as channels of change to the area, bringing outside influences of many different peoples to an Indian-inhabited land. Like the constant flow of the rivers, there was a constant change in the American Bottom. The progress eventually developed the area into a center of economic activity and gateway to the west, but also excluded native and long-time residents. The Illinois Indians long dominated the American Bottom....   [tags: American History] 3563 words
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Gun Control vs the Rights of Concealed Carry License Holders - “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take judgement on whether or not the private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in the US: An Analysis - “More guns equal less crime” is a statement coined by John Lott. It means that if more law-abiding citizens are able to carry concealed weapons, these actions will lower violent crimes. Forty-two states have “Shall-Issue” laws where any private citizen can receive a Concealed Weapon Permit as long as they meet the prerequisites. The most common prerequisites are age, no prior felonies, and no recent mental health issues. The other eight states have “May-Issue” laws where the state officials take a judgment on whether or not a private citizen should receive the Concealed Weapon Permit....   [tags: gun control legislation]
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Public Policy Analysis: Gun Control - Public policies are developed in response to the existence of a perceived problem or an opportunity. The analysis delves into a public issue or problem and assesses a set of proposed government action for addressing the issue. The job of the analyst is to describe the background and status of an issue and then, using research and analysis, determine a proper government action to resolve the issue. By comparing options and weighing their expected benefits, the analyst should conclude with a recommended course of action or inaction to addressing the issue....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]
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How ‘Brave’ Are They? - Thus far, the game had not been an entertaining one to watch. At halftime, the score was 23-19, with Illinois over Michigan. Truth be told, the game itself was not even the main attraction on February 27, 2007. It had taken a back stage seat to the half-time show. This was the day Chief Illiniwek, the University of Illinois' mascot for eighty-one years, would be officially retired by the University due to pressure from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dan Maloney, a graduate student at the school, strode to mid-court one final time....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Cement and Hydraulic Fracking - Within the past year the growing topic of discussion in Southern Illinois has been hydraulic fracking. Simply put, hydraulic fracking is “a process in which fractured rocks below the earth’s surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.” (“hydraulic fracking”, dictionary.com) Hydraulic fracking, as with any other topic, has both positives and negatives. Although this is hardly new, it is continuously growing and so is the controversy surrounding it....   [tags: natural gases, oil, hydrocarbons]
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The Privatization of Prison Healthcare - There are over 2.3 million persons within the” Prison Industrial Complex”. The “Prison Industrial Complex" is used to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry (Herzing, 2005). The interest of industry within the state prisons of Illinois has led to the selling of inmate healthcare rights to many private companies. The privatization of healthcare within the prison industrial complex is unconstitutional and perpetuates unethical treatment of persons who are incarcerated. These private companies are not being held accountable for the lack of treatment and negligence of providing services within state prisons....   [tags: legal issues, criminal justice]
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Treatment for Rod Blagojevich - The person that I am going to focus on is Rod Blagojevich. He is the former governor of Illinois. He was born on December 10th 1956. He was the younger of two boys. His father Radisa Blagojevich, was an immigrant steel plant laborer from Serbia who was also a former Nazi prisoner. His mother, Millie was a ticket taker for the Chicago Transit authority. Rod grew up in a working class immigrant neighborhood in Chicago. His parents never let him forget about his heritage and culture. Besides English, Rod spoke fluent Serbo-Croatian....   [tags: Therapy for Rod Blagojevich] 863 words
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Biography of Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln led America through its bloodiest war. His actions changed the nation forever, and his legacy lives on today. Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. Throughout the Civil War, Lincoln’s political strategies aided the Union victory. Lincoln set the Reconstruction of America into motion, and abolished slavery. In what follows, I will be discussing the life of one of the nation’s greatest presidents. Before his famous political career, Lincoln was a self educated lawyer....   [tags: Civil War, America, United Sates President]
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The Death Tax and the Death of Family Farms - Relief from high inheritance taxes expires at the end of December, 2012. In the article “A Storm of Estate Taxes Threatens Farm Country,” Lynne Finnerty says that the new estate tax exemption will drop to one million dollars and the tax rate will increase to fifty-five percent (Finnerty). Lowering the estate tax exemption while increasing the rate may consequently cause the liquidation of many multigenerational family farms and an ultimate decrease in the world’s food supply. Comprehending the effect of estate taxes on farm families requires a general understanding of farm economics....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Corruption: Governor Blagojevich Scandal - There is no arguing or denying the fact that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 changed the face of American politics. However, this is not a political science paper and, unlike the Bush/Gore race of 2000, the Obama/McCain election night passed by with relatively little scandal. So why is it worth mentioning in a paper about corruption. Although no actual fault can be attached to the newly-elected President of the United States, Obama’s election set the stage for one of the most public political corruption cases since the Nixon/Watergate Scandal in the 1970s....   [tags: chicago, monetary ambitions, ]
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