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  Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Compiled Statutes
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Disclaimer: This site contains provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes from databases that were created for the use of the members and staff of the Illinois General Assembly.
The provisions have NOT been edited for publication, and are NOT in any sense the "official" text of the Illinois Compiled Statutes as enacted into law.
www.ilga.gov /legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp   (178 words)

  Welcome to IEMA
Illinois is one of the first states to open a terrorism intelligence fusion center.
Illinois now has ten (10) Illinois Transportable Emergency Communications Systems (ITECS) around the state that can be taken to a disaster scene anywhere in the state and used to patch together the different radio frequencies used by various response agencies.
Illinois was the first state to conduct a large-scale pandemic flu exercise in May 2006.
www.state.il.us /iema   (1024 words)

  Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illinois was a major arsenal in both world wars; large numbers of fls left the cotton fields of the South to come to Chicago, where they developed a famous jazz culture.
The highest true elevation in Illinois is the Sears Tower with an elevation at the top of its roof of approximately 2,030 feet (the elevation of Chicago is approximately 580 feet and the height of the roof is approximately 1450 feet).
Illinois is known as the "Land of Lincoln" because it is here that the 16th President spent most of his life, practicing law and living in Springfield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Illinois   (3923 words)

The population of Illinois in 1900 was 4,821,550, 4,734,873 being whites, 85,078 negroes, 1583 Asiatics, and 16 Indians.
Illinois was admitted to the Union 31 December, 1818, during the presidency of James Monroe.
Mormonism got a foothold in Illinois between 1840 and 1846, at a place called Nauvoo on the Mississippi, but Joseph Smith, the so-called prophet, precipitated a local civil war and was killed by a mob while in jail; the Mormons were driven out of Illinois and afterwards moved to Utah.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07653a.htm   (6355 words)

 Illinois (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illinois is a 2005 concept album by American songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with songs referencing cities and people in the U.S. state of Illinois.
While ostensibly a record about the people and places of the eponymous state, Illinois has also been noted for its religious overtones, which occur in greater frequency and explicitness than is typical for the indie rock genre.
Illinois alludes to many things, events, people and places (notably Illinois itself), some of which can be further explored in this encyclopedia or on the Internet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Illinois_(album)   (1332 words)

The Illinois country was distant from this struggle, but to fight the influx, the Shawnee during 1769 made overtures of alliance to all tribes in the region, including the Illini.
The Americans in Kentucky, however, became aware of the British weakness in Illinois, and with the blessing of Governor Patrick Henry of Virginia, George Rogers Clark departed from the falls of the Ohio (Louisville) with 175 Kentucky militiamen in June, 1778 to capture it.
Illinois joined the union as the 21st state in 1818, and the Illini met with Ninian Edwards and Auguste Chouteau, at Edwardsville in September and signed away their last holdings in Illinois for about $6,000 and agreed to move across the Mississippi to St. Genevieve, Missouri.
www.tolatsga.org /ill.html   (16946 words)

 Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Illinois lived in a large area of the Midwest in the region comprising the present state of Illinois and parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The Illinois Indians, a part of a large Algonquin family, were one of the largest tribes of the Central Prairies and Woodland region.
In 1680, the Iroquois massacred a large settlement of the Illinois that stood near the mouth of the Vermilion River.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/illinois.html   (473 words)

 Illinois: Facts, Map and State Symbols - EnchantedLearning.com
The flag has a white background, and much of the Illinois state seal is pictured in the center.
There is a bald eagle perched on a rock holding a red, white, and blue shield in its talons (the stars are white on a blue background and the stripes are red and white).
The rock has the dates 1818 and 1868 written on it; 1818 refers to the year Illinois became a state and 1868 refers to the date the state seal was redesigned.
www.enchantedlearning.com /usa/states/illinois   (475 words)

 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
During the Illinois State Fair Ag Day program on August 14, IEPA Director Doug Scott (right) presented a recognition award to the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) for their key partnership in the Illinois Conservation Climate Initiative to enlist the agricultural community and landowners in combatting global warming.
The "Green Pearl"---the Illinois EPA's "pirate ship" made from recycled materials, sailed the streets of Springfield during the Illinois State Fair parade on August 9 and was recognized with the "Director's Award" for Non-Commercial Floats.
IEPA Agricultural and Rural Affairs Advisor Dick Breckenridge (center) presented a plaque to representatives of the Pulaski-Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District recognizing the participation of forestry landowners in the Illinois Conservation Climate Initiative.
www.epa.state.il.us   (968 words)

 Illinois State Police Home Page
The Illinois State Police today announced the Illinois crime rate fell 2.1 percent in 2006, with reports of criminal sexual assault and motor vehicle theft realizing the biggest decreases.
The FQS-I is the country’s oldest established provider of ISO accreditation to forensic testing agencies in the U.S and has the distinction of being the only corporation to successfully complete the rigorous scrutiny of operations required for recognition by the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation.
Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Larry G. Trent, State Fire Marshal David B. Foreman and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Acting Secretary Milton Sees reminded motorists today of the importance of Scott’s Law.
www.isp.state.il.us   (506 words)

 Illinois Learning Standards
The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) define what all students in all Illinois public schools should know and be able to do in the seven core areas as a result of their elementary and secondary schooling.
The Performance Descriptors and ILS-aligned Classroom Assessments were developed by Illinois teachers for Illinois teachers to enhance the ILS and to serve as resources to help teachers determine local performance expectations at each grade level.
Illinois was one of the first states to develop and adopt Standards in 1997.
www.isbe.state.il.us /ils   (206 words)

 Vehicle Emissions Testing
The Illinois vehicle emission test program improves air quality and implements pollution reductions from vehicles, as required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
Illinois EPA's enhanced program improves air quality and implements pollution reductions from vehicles required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
It was created at the request of the Automotive Service Association of Illinois to be a desk reference for repair shops, but it is also useful for students the general public.
www.epa.state.il.us /air/vim   (325 words)

 Amazon.com: Illinois: Music: Sufjan Stevens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Illinois sounds like The Sea and Cake collaborating with the high-school band from a Wes Anderson film on banjo-driven, pulsing meditations on Vince Guaraldi's music for Peanuts.
We have wondered about God and aliens, considered the great icons of the state of Illinois, met with the ghost of Carl Sandburg and wondered if we are being honest with our art in the first place; surely one of the most breathtaking 11 minutes I can recall on CD.
Illinois is a great album, almost certainly the best of the year so far.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009R1T7M?v=glance   (1848 words)

 Illinois Department of Employment Security
IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more!
Chicago (9/27) - The Illinois economy added 46,900 new jobs over the year, according to data released by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and IDES.
Chicago (9/20) – Illinois employers recorded a gain of 46,900 new jobs over the year (August 2007 compared to 2006), according to data released today by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.
www.ides.state.il.us   (666 words)

 Illinois State Board of Education
SPRINGFIELD –; The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is urging students, parents and administrators to celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday, October 5, by honoring teachers that have and are making a difference in their lives.
SPRINGFIELD –; The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced today the release of the 2007 School Report Card to schools and districts statewide – the earliest release in the 21-years of producing school report cards.
SPRINGFIELD —; The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced today that 15 outstanding sophomores, juniors and seniors from across Illinois have been selected to represent their peers on the ISBE Student Advisory Council for 2007-2008.
www.isbe.state.il.us   (666 words)

 Welcome to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Information Website provided by the Illinois State Police.
Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 152/115 (a) and (b)) mandate that the Illinois State Police ("ISP") establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, accessible on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender.
ISP has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this Registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous.
Individuals included on the Registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Illinois state law.
www.isp.state.il.us /sor   (579 words)

 State of Illinois | Department of Corrections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
McLaurin and Tomlinson were among volunteers of the state's 28 adult correctional centers, eight adult transition centers and eight youth facilities who were being honored for their outstanding leadership and their efforts in providing positive change in the lives of inmates and youths.
Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Director Roger E. Walker Jr., joined by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director and other state and local partners, explained the Meth Prison and Reentry Program this morning at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center (SWICC) in East St. Louis.
Illinois is one of 20 states to receive awards to provide programs to help keep released inmates from returning to prison.
www.idoc.state.il.us   (3347 words)

 Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Homepage
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has expanded its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine to include all or portions of the 18 northeastern-most counties of Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today that a beetle found in the yard of a Kane County home east of Lily Lake is an emerald ash borer (EAB).
Remember to also check with your county highway department and township office....it is advised that you contact your county clerk or highway superintendents before you hit the road to the local elevator.
www.agr.state.il.us   (1727 words)

Illinois Periodicals Online (IPO) IPO is a digital imaging project at the Northern Illinois University Libraries funded by the Illinois State Library.
Illinois: Crushed Stone Sold or Used By Producers in 2000, By Use; (4) Illinois: Crushed Stone Sold or Used By Producers in 2000, By Use and District; (5) Table 5.
This sandstone was used in the construction of the of culverts on the Illinois Central Railroad.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/illinois.html   (5630 words)

 Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans Database
This database of Illinois Spanish—American War Veterans indexes the portion of the ninth volume of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, which lists veterans of that war.
The database was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois.
The rolls, arranged by regiment and thereunder by company, provide for each soldier: name, rank; date, place, and term of enrollment; name of enrolling officer; places of residence and discharge; and amounts of pay, travel and reimbursement due.
www.sos.state.il.us /departments/archives/spanam.html   (414 words)

 Illinois State Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association is a partner in an intensive statewide project to help veterans obtain the legal services they need to get the disability and educational benefits they deserve.
The Illinois State Bar Association and We The People USA have settled a dispute involving business activities performed by the operators of the We The People franchises in Illinois.
An Illinois Supreme Court rule proposal on issues referred to as “diplomatic Miranda rights” is being supported by the Illinois State Bar Association.
www.illinoisbar.org   (540 words)

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