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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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The Amish in Illinois - Who are the Amish. Some may respond by simply saying people who ride in buggies and men who have beards. However, according to Clyde Browning, the author of Amish in Illinois they are “… a humble people living close to the teachings of the Bible and close to the soil, a people intent on clinging to the ways brought by their ancestors from Europe.” (pg xv, 5). There is a large population of Amish in Illinois who have had a great influence on the surrounding communities because of their religious beliefs and way of life....   [tags: strict and simplistic lifestyle] 1631 words
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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources - There should never be a reason to not have anything to do in Illinois thanks to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offers many different opportunities for Illinois sportsmen as well as visitors to the state. The IDNR covers many different categories including; conservation of the land, hunting and fishing, law enforcement, and state museums. Without the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, there would not be the same amount of endless opportunities that we benefit from every day....   [tags: land, hunting, fishing, sportsmen] 1676 words
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The Importance of Sexual Education in Illinois - Did you know Illinois was ranked 21,out of 51 in pregnancies aged 15-19. Not knowing the consequences that comes with sex Is getting pregnant or a transmitted disease and these are mistakes that could affect their lives. Comprehensive sex education should be taught in public high schools throughout Illinois. Adolescents should be exposed to sex education and have great access to items that protect them against pregnancy. In addition, they should have access to information about other sexually transmitted diseases.Safe sex practices should be taught in Illinois public high schools because it prevents transmitted diseases, and it makes teens rethink about having sex....   [tags: preventing teen pregnancy and STDs] 524 words
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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 - Farming in Illinois Farming in Illinois has been it main industry since it became a state. Illinois has lost farmland and there are departments trying to fix that. Farming has brought new inventions into the world as well. All types of agriculture has been huge to Illinois and its history, economy, and land protection. Farmland Protection The Agriculture Department helps state agencies, planning commissions, and county governments. The department helps these agencies by reducing farmland being affected with conversion and development....   [tags: agricultural industry]
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The Hunt in the State of Illinois - It’s a brisk November morning like any other day ,but today isn’t any other day, today is the first day of firearm deer season. Shots are going off all around me like world war three declared on deer. I’m wrapped in every hunting garment we own but winters cold embrace always finds its way in. My cheeks are rosy red and my breath was thick in the air. The only sound is the leaves crunching beneath my feet and the sudden beats of my heart pounding out of my chest with excitement of the sound of my shotgun still ringing my ears....   [tags: permits and policies] 2392 words
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Horrific and Disturbing Murders in Illinois - Criminal Crimes There have been many horrific and disturbing murders in Illinois. There have also been gangs that have been born and destroyed in Illinois. Two of these terrible happened to take place in little Skidmore. One of the gangs in Illinois was Charlie Birger and his Boys. A dreadful and unfortunate murder happened on the famous Chain of Rocks Bridge. The last murder took place in a young woman’s house. Many of these murders and gangs were terrible and scarred the state of Illinois. Stealing a baby from a womb A horrific murder happened in tiny Skidmore on December of 2004....   [tags: Little Skidmore, crimes]
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Is Concealed Carry Good For Illinois? - There are many factors concealed carry is good for Illinois. Too many innocent people are getting robbed; People should be allowed to defend their self from any danger. Before the law was passed, a person was only allowed to carry in their home. Even if a person legally owned a firearm, if they were caught outside of their home carrying a firearm they could face jail time. Locking a firearm in a case, unloaded, taken apart, and placing the case in the trunk of a car was the only way a person was allowed to transport a firearm....   [tags: problems, gangs, innocent people] 682 words
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Texting While Driving in Illinois - The usage of a cell phone while driving is a dangerous thing for drivers in Illinois. In the state of Illinois everyday drivers including young teens have the need to use their cell phones while driving, and don’t perceive the dangerous they are being exposed to. There are many things that could happen while drivers take their eyes of the road, car crashes, sudden death, and if you don’t have insurance it could cost you a fortune to pay for the car accident. Drivers in Illinois should just focus on the road all the time, and not use their phone at all to prevent accidents....   [tags: Accidents, Dangers, Consequences]
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The Variety of Manufacturing Plants in Illinois - Items are manufactured everywhere. There are multiple companies that manufacture items everywhere. Almost everything is manufactured from a company unless it is homemade or it is naturally like in the state it is. Canning is a big part in manufacturing because almost any food can be canned. Things like corn,carrots,peas,green beans, and beans are canned. The processes of manufacturing items are very interesting. Beard Ice Company Before ice could be preserved in refrigerators, keeping ice cold was a major problem....   [tags: Hoopeston Cannery, John Deere]
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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 - Weird Illinois There have been many weird things happening in Illinois in the past 100 years. There has been a whole bunch of mysterious fires and weird things happening at churches. There has been many unexplained Phenomena like weeping statues or weird poltergeist. Although there is a lot more phenomenas, there are also been some local legends like The Demon Butcher and The Axeman. Weird and creepy, there are a lot more local legends and phenomenas that i'm not going to explain. Unexplained Phenomena The past three decades dozens of religious aspirations took place....   [tags: unexplained phenomena, local legends]
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Illinois Beauty, Nature and Wildlife - Illinois Wildlife Thriving with wildlife, Illinois is home to hundreds of species of animals. Everywhere you go, there will always be some type of wildlife near you. Land animals such as the wild turkey and the white-tailed deer can be found in the thick of Illinois’ forests. Also, there are many types of birds that you can see soaring through the sky, like the mallard duck. If you cast a line, you are likely to catch a fish such as a largemouth bass, channel catfish, or bluegill. Running, flying, or swimming, you can find land animals, birds, and fish living among their environment....   [tags: fauna, local animal species]
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Famous People Born in Illinois - Remember The Name There are many people to remember in history, they most of the time deserve it and sometimes they don’t. there are many from Illinois like Abraham Lincoln. some of the famous people are more modern like Walt Disney, Nelly, Danielle Campbell. Walt Disney maybe dead but his creations are very alive unlike Danielle Campbell other cast members. Nelly being a singer with his hard life. Mary Ann Bickerdyke a women that helped in the Civil War Lincoln along with her. These are amazing people that are rememered in todays society....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]
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Illinois Colleges and Universities - Illinois has many big colleges located in this state. Colleges such as Illinois University, Northwestern University and DePaul University is located throughout Illinois. Even though Northwestern and Illinois University are bigger, DePaul is also in division one. Distance Learning and Net Cost is being used throughout Illinois. All of these great colleges make up Illinois and Illinois’s learning abilities in college. University of Illinois Illinois is home to Illinois University. Although the University is located near Champaign, it also borders Urbana Illinois....   [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 - Wicked Wildlife Wildlife is a very important role to Illinois; there are many different categories of wildlife. One of the categories is plant life found throughout Illinois. Some of the plants are dandelions, sunflowers, poison ivy, and goldenrod. Although plants in Illinois are beautiful, there are also many mammals, fish, and birds. These many plants and animals throughout Illinois make this state a very interesting and beautiful place to visit and study. Plants Dandelions There are many plants in Illinois that you can see locally, whether it is in your yard, on the side of a road, or on a hike in the woods....   [tags: local plant species]
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Amazing Authors of Illinois - Illinois is home and was home to many fantastic authors. Veronica Roth is one of the amazing authors who calls Illinois home. Author Michael W. Sherer also resides in Illinois. James Robert Sherburne also lived in Illinois. The author of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, Lyman Frank Baum, also resided in Illinois. Many amazing authors, including Veronica Roth, Michael W. Sherer, James Robert Sherburne, and Lyman Frank Baum, reside in or have resided in the wonderful state of Illinois. Veronica Roth Veronica Roth was born on August 19,1998....   [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 - Everybody has a goal and every person has an interest. There are lots of people that did a lot to help others and help themselves meat there main goal in life. Every person has that one thing that they feel like they need to do such as Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth they both felt the need to help other slaves get out of there bad living conditions and get them to safety. There are also lots of others to like Mary Logan, Laura Lee, Caroline Smith, Dorothea Dix, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, and Mary Ann Bickerdyke felt the need to do something out of the box and help or inspire others to go after their dreams....   [tags: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Laura Lee]
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Illinois Geological Hazards - The state of Illinois is at risk from two major seismic zones, the New Madrid Seismic Zone, and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. The New Marid Seismic Zone is located in the Central Mississippi Valley and includes portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Wabash Valley Zone is located between southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. The earliest report of an earthquake in Illinois is in the year of 1795 at Kaskaskia. This particular phenomenon only lasted for a minute and a half....   [tags: earthquakes, magnitude, zone, seismic]
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All Illinois Gives to the United States - ... Pepper SnappleDr. Pepper Snapple is a traditional Group of company, which is involved in manufacture and supply of delicious juices, soft drinks, mixers, water, tea and other beverages. With hundreds of product available in the national market, the company has its distribution centers spread across cities like Arlington, aurora, Batavia, Belvidere, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Carol Stream and more. Visit the company’s official website to know more about the company and the jobs available. Simonton Windows Simonton WindowsThe Simonton Windows is an awesome company that has been serving for decades from the year 1946....   [tags: mid-western, agriculture, company] 569 words
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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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Illinois Ghost Stories - Ever have a ghostly experience with something or someone that has not crossed over yet. To most people’s shock, most celebrities have experienced a ghost encounter in their life. Some believe in ghosts and others do not. Some even captured photographs of them and do not even know it until further investigation of it when they found unexplainable things in them. A lot of people in Illinois have experienced ghosts and have told stories about them, for example, the story of old A. Bookbinder of the Bartonville insane asylum or the St....   [tags: ghost, past, present, encounter] 1978 words
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Different and Diverse- A Peak At Illinois Wildflowers - Different and Diverse- A Peak At Illinois Wildflowers Fascinating and elegant, wildflowers in Illinois can take your breath away with their beautiful characteristics and radiant colors. They can be found all over in Illinois, and maybe in locations you would never think of. All of these wildflowers are very diverse and different. The kittentail and purple false foxglove for example are different yet interesting wildflowers located in Illinois. More wildflowers would be loosestrife and the sunflower; both of these flowers can catch your eyes in moments with their beautiful appearance and neat history....   [tags: local flower species]
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Taking a Look at Monroe County, Illinois - ... The area that is the Metro/Micropolitan statistical area is St. Louis, MO-IL (“Monroe County Quickfacts” para.6). History of Towns Waterloo The citys first settlers came in the 1780’s to a place in the Northwest Territory-Bellefontaine which was called Waterloo,a name that came from the name of a gorgeous spring that was at one time used as a resting stop for French travel between Cahokia and Kaskaskia (“History” para.1). By the 1800’s Bellefontaine had reached a population of 286 people....   [tags: interesting historical and social facts]
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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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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 - The women from Illinois are different and unique in their own way. Learning about a few of the famous women from Illinois might help to understand the many different people who have lived in Illinois. Even though Betty White was mainly known for her acting she was also a writer. Betty White, Veronica Roth, and Catherine Yates are some of the many interesting and important women from Illinois. Betty White Betty White was the only child of Horance and Tess White; when Betty was two years old her family moved to Los Angeles (“Betty White” Biography para....   [tags: Betty White, Veronica Roth, Catherine Yates]
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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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Supreme Court Case: Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) - Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) was a landmark case ruled by the Supreme Court that helped ensure American citizens are receiving the rights granted in the Bill of Rights. The importance of this Court case is not its use as a long standing precedent since it was only used as a precedent for a few years before being eclipsed. The true standing of the case comes from its ability to create a foundation from which other cases such as Miranda v. Arizona (1966) were able to be ruled on. The case helped form a true definition for exactly what the Bill of Rights is granting peoples who have been arrested since prior the case many states were disregarding the constitutional protections that citizens were...   [tags: bill of rights, counsel and self-incrimination] 2341 words
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Legislation Governing The Roles of Psychologists in the State of Illinois - The day upon which this composition is to be submitted, precisely 313 days will have passed since Illinois Senate Bill 2187 of the 98th General Assembly was referred to the appropriate House committee for consideration (IL-SB 2187, 2013); the bill, first filed in February of 2013, seeks to amend existing legislation governing the roles of psychologists in order to afford qualified clinicians in Illinois the authority to issue pharmaceutical prescriptions to patients under their care ("Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists," 2014)....   [tags: pharmaceuticals, potential harm, treatments] 532 words
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The Current State of Drunk Driving Laws in the State of Illinois - Driving is a privilege Americans have been afforded since the invention of the automobile in the late 1800’s. Yet with great power comes great responsibility. One of the responsibilities associated with being able to drive several tons of metal at high speeds is the responsibility of doing so without any distractions or impairments. Choosing to drive drunk puts not only the driver in danger, but also everyone else in the car and on the road. Currently, the average drunk driver will drive eighty times before getting caught by the police (1)....   [tags: analysis, proposition, alcohol]
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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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Study on a Hispanic Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - ... Her opinion caused me to do some deep thinking. My main focus for choosing my topic was not fully supported. I was doing so becuase I have a Hispanic in my family background. A new focus was developed in my research and opinion. My observation, including my interviews took place on campus in the MUC (Morris University Center) in the Meridian Ball room. In my reaserch and study, I wanted to take a straight forward appproach. I wanted to be honest with the people I interviewed and I wanted the same in return, honesty....   [tags: hispanic culture analysis] 756 words
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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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A Quantitative Estimation of Monthly Expenditure of International Students of UIUC - ... They also point out that spending was constrained by income: part-time students spend more than full-time ones; the older spend more than the younger (Callender & Kempner, 2000). The reason why Callender’s ranking of accommodation is different from the others has something to do with the different time period and countries where they conduct their research correspondingly. However, all of them rank accommodation at top two, a very significant place. This paper aims at finding a quatitative model to estimate the monthly expenditure of international students of UIUC, in order to help them develop their financial plan covering the whole period of studying abroad...   [tags: University of Illinois at Urbana & Champaign]
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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 - Illinois Artists Artists come from all over the world and a few of them are from illinois. Artists can sculpt, draw, paint, carve, or do just about anything. Having an idea of what artists can do might help in understanding what they draw and why. Artists like Roscoe Misselhorn, Trygve Rovelstad, Nate Collier, Hellen Hokinson, and Edward L. Kemeys live in illinois. The artists are very unique in their personality, but in their artwork as well. Even though they do their artwork in illinois, it doesn’t always stay in illinois; they go through the whole U.S....   [tags: sculptors, painters, ]
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Areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System in Need of Updates and Modifications - Using pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency, this policy proposal will first highlight areas in the Illinois Juvenile Justice system that are in need of updates and modifications and secondly identify specific changes to be made in the current system. Through the application of rational choice, social control and strain theories along with an analysis of current research in the field, the submitted proposal will present one key policy change that may further reduce the number of juvenile delinquents both now and in the future....   [tags: pertinent theories of juvenile delinquency] 2147 words
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Developers Create a Secluded Community, Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois - The community of Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois, began when land slated for a typical modern suburban development was purchased by a group of neighbors who shared a vision to create a community that was focused on preserving land and building a community of healthy living choices. They created the Prairie Holdings Corporation to oversee the development of the 677 acre area and turned to the idea of New Urbanism by which to create this community. George and Victoria Ranney have guided this development since its inception (Prairie Crossing, 2009)....   [tags: preservation, environment, self-sustaining]
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New Albany Shale - ... It is mostly brownish-black to grayish-black, finely laminated, pyritic, carbonaceous shale (Lineback 1980). The Grassy Creek Shale has one of the highest organic carbon content in the New Albany group (Lineback 1980). These thick black shales are found in the central part of the Illinois Basin (Lineback 1980). The Grass Creek Shale can have a maximum thickness of 160 feet where it then grades laterally northwestward (Lineback 1980). In Indiana the equivalent to the Grassy Creek Shale is the Morgan Trail, Camp Run, and Clegg Creek members (Lineback 1980)....   [tags: Illinois basin structure]
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Preparedness Plan in Case of an Earthquake - ... The earthquake preparedness plan has been updated in 2010. They update the website as they find new information on how to protect us during a earthquake. (McSpaden, 2014) We have a lot of nuclear power plants in Illinois 6 to be exact. There is no risk if a earthquake were to happen because the nuclear power plants are away from the fault zone. (Mcspaden, 2014) Also since Illinois is now for having tornados the nuclear power plant is build to withstand a tornado so it would not knock done if a earthquake were to happen....   [tags: illinois, nuclear power plants, buildings] 729 words
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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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SWOT Analysis: Yorkville Cub Scout Pack 350 - ... The structure provides a level of protection for the organization by outlining each aspect of the organization, the volunteer’s roles and responsibilities, and requirements of each volunteer position. Yorkville Cub Scout Pack 350 also discourages a single volunteer from holding multiple positions within the organization. Through personal experience, this is not a common practice in Yorkville Cub Scout Packs, which provides a distinctive competence for Yorkville Cub Scout Pack 350. Multiple positions operated by a single individual can encourage confusion and overwhelm the volunteer, preventing the tasks and responsibilities from being completed in a timely manner....   [tags: scouting in the Kendal County, Illinois area]
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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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