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Champaign County, Illinois

Champaign County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 201,081, making it the 10th-most populous county in Illinois, its county seat is Urbana. Champaign County is part of the Champaign -- IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are the only cities in the county, they nearly surround the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Champaign County was organized in 1833, having been a part of Vermilion County; the county and county seat were named for Champaign County and Urbana, Ohio the homeplace of the Illinois legislator who sponsored the bill to create the county. The development of the county was furthered by the arrival of the Chicago Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad, more by the establishment of the land-grant university; the county got an airport and a mass transit district. The northern part of the county experienced an economic and demographic setback with the closing of Chanute Air Training Center in the 1990s.

In the 2004 Presidential election, it was one of only 15 of the 102 Illinois counties where John Kerry received a majority of the vote. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 998 square miles, of which 996 square miles is land and 2.1 square miles is water. It is the fifth-largest county in Illinois by land area; because Champaign County is situated on a large and flat plateau, it had no natural drainage, so that much of the County consisted of wetlands until drainage ditches were built, beginning in the 1870s. This was an example of an upland marsh, which resulted in a high incidence of malaria before the late nineteenth century; the topography of Champaign County was formed by the Wisconsin Glacier about 20,000 years before the present. Lobes of ice from what is now Lake Michigan crossed the county, creating a deep pile of glacial soil, up to 300 feet thick, topped by numerous moraines forming small, flat watersheds with no outlets. Champaign County is situated on the divide between the Mississippi Rivers.

Rivers flow out of Champaign County to the east and south. The Kaskaskia River has its origin to the northwest of Champaign, draining the western side of that City; the Kaskaskia flows toward the southwest, joining the Mississippi south of Missouri. The Embarras River, on the other hand, drains the south-central portion of the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area, originating in southeastern Champaign and flowing through the experimental fields on the southern part of the campus of the University of Illinois; the Embarras is a tributary to the Wabash Ohio River systems. The northeast corner of Champaign, the central portion of the University campus, the northern part of Urbana are drained by the Boneyard Creek, which flows into the Saline Ditch, a tributary of the Vermilion and Wabash rivers. McLean County – northwest Ford County – north Vermilion County – east Edgar County – southeast Douglas County – south Piatt County – west The following public-use airports are located in the county: University of Illinois Willard Airport – Champaign–Urbana Rantoul National Aviation CenterRantoul Frasca Field – Urbana Passenger trains operated by Amtrak connect Champaign along the old Illinois Central route, operating between Chicago and either Carbondale or New Orleans.

In August 2018, the Champaign County Board voted to approve solar farms on certain agricultural properties. Solar farms use photovoltaic energy, energy produced by cells that generate electricity when they are hit by light; the board approved solar farms in AG-2 agricultural zoning districts. In order to make the solar farms, developers must obtain a special permit from the county board first; as of August 24, at least seven applications to build farms were submitted. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Urbana have ranged from a low of 16 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −25 °F was recorded in January 1999 and a record high of 109 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.90 inches in January to 4.80 inches in May. As of the 2010 census, there were 201,081 people, 80,665 households, 42,737 families residing in the county; the population density was 201.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 87,569 housing units at an average density of 87.9 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 73.4% white, 12.4% black or African American, 8.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.2% from other races, 2.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.9% were German, 12.2% were Irish, 11.5% were American, 8.9% were English. Of the 80,665 households, 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 47.0% were non-families, 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 28.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $45,262 and the median income for a family was $65,785. Males had a median income of $45,823 versus $35,321 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,553. About 9.7% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation produced a 2009 County

Jakub Kovář

Jakub Kovář is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender, playing for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the Kontinental Hockey League. He was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 4th round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, he is the older brother of Jan Kovář. Kovar played major junior hockey in the North American Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires, he returned home to continue his professional career with HC České Budějovice in the Czech Extraliga. Kovar participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team. Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or, or The Internet Hockey Database


A centimetre or centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second system of units. Though for many physical quantities, SI prefixes for factors of 103—like milli- and kilo-—are preferred by technicians, the centimetre remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is the width of the fingernail of an average adult person. One millilitre is defined under the SI system of units. In addition to its use in the measurement of length, the centimetre is used: sometimes, to report the level of rainfall as measured by a rain gauge in the CGS system, the centimetre is used to measure capacitance, where 1 cm of capacitance = 1.113×10−12 farads in maps, centimetres are used to make conversions from map scale to real world scale to represent second moment of areas as the inverse of the kayser, a CGS unit, thus a non-SI metric unit of wavenumber: 1 kayser = 1 wave per centimetre.

The SI unit of wavenumber is the inverse metre, m−1. For the purposes of compatibility with Chinese and Korean characters, Unicode has symbols for: centimetre – code 339D square centimetre – code 33A0 cubic centimetre – code 33A4They are used only with East Asian fixed-width CJK fonts, because they are equal in size to one Chinese character. 1 E-2 m Conversion of units, for comparison with other units of length Reciprocal centimetre Orders of magnitude

David Chesnoff

David Zeltner Chesnoff is an American criminal defense attorney based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Chesnoff was a law partner of Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar B. Goodman. Chesnoff has represented celebrities as well as crime figures; the crossing of paths between Goodman and Chesnoff occurred in 1985, whereupon they formed the law firm, Goodman & Chesnoff. Based in Las Vegas, the duo appeared in courtrooms across the United States for their clients. Goodman was elected Mayor of Las Vegas and remained a partner until 2001. After Goodman went into politics, the firm changed its name to Chesnoff & Schonfeld, Richard A. Schonfeld became a named partner. David Chesnoff, now runs the Las Vegas firm, Schonfeld with partner Richard A. Schonfeld. Robert Z. DeMarco is an associate attorney with the law firm. Chesnoff and Schonfeld is listed as one of the country's top criminal law firms by The National Directory of Criminal Lawyers. Chesnoff has been featured on "48 Hours," "Nancy Grace," "ABC's Nightly News," "Charlie Rose Show," A&E's "American Justice" and City Confidential.

The firm carries the highest legal ability rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Vince Neil, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson's family, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Copperfield, Shaquille O'Neal, Andre Agassi, Britney Spears, Mike Tyson, Martha Stewart, Jamie Foxx, Lindsay Lohan, Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots, Nate Dogg, Suge Knight, Paris Hilton, Alistair Overeem, Charles Oakley, Jarret Stoll, Cristiano Ronaldo. Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Shawn Sheikhan, David "Chip" Reese, "The Mouth" Matusow, Kenna James, Wei Seng "Paul" Phua, Dan Bilzerian. Nebraska philanthropist, Terrance Watanabe, in the largest alleged check fraud case in Clark County, Nevada history. Represented Salvatore Scafidi, alleged Scarfo, organized crime family member in a death penalty case, he was acquitted. Represented U. S. District Court Judge Harry Claiborne in a U. S. Senate Impeachment trial. David Kulik in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in a fifteen-ton hashish case, received a decision of acquittal based on the legal argument of jurisdictional entrapment.

Former HBO Chairman, Chris Albrecht. Alleged Hells Angel members. Former Biloxi, Mississippi mayor Pete Halat. Businessman Juan Bravo in a trial with Senator Héctor Martínez Maldonado from Puerto Rico in 2010. Represented Reno millionaire, Darren Mack in a controversial murder trial. Darren Mack's case was the topic of an NBC special entitled "Killings in the biggest little city." Chesnoff has handled some of the largest controlled substances cases in American history. For example, Chesnoff represented a defendant in U. S. v. Hector Tapia. Robert Durst - co-counsel in the case of State of California v. Robert Durst. David Chesnoff appeared on the Charlie Rose show with John Gotti attorney, Albert Krieger, to discuss topics ranging from the attorney-client privilege to the infamous Cali Cartel indictments

Teleiopsis baldiana

Teleiopsis baldiana is a moth of the family Gelechiidae described by William Barnes and August Busck in 1920. It is found in North America; the wingspan is 19–21 mm. The forewings are bluish white, overlaid with fuscous and brown scales and with a rather well defined outwardly oblique fasciae of black raised scales from near the base of the costa to the basal fourth of the dorsum. There is an ill-defined light fuscous spot on the middle of costa, as well as an ill-defined transverse shade of fuscous over the end of the cell, edged exteriorly by a narrow nearly unmottled white fascia. There is a short transverse streak of black-and-brown raised scales at the end of the cell and the tip of the wing is overlaid with fuscous; the larvae feed on Toxicodendron diversilobum. They roll the leaves of their host plant

Phil Bruns

Philip Bruns was an American television actor and writer. He portrayed George Shumway, the father of Mary Hartman on the 1970s comedic series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Bruns was born in Pipestone, the youngest of three children of Margie Evelyn Solon and Henry Phillip Bruns, his ancestry was Irish. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Augustana College in South Dakota, he earned his Master's Degree from the Yale School of Drama in Connecticut. He studied at the Old Vic Theatre School in London, England, he appeared as Morty Seinfeld in the sitcom Seinfeld, in a first-season episode entitled "The Stake Out", but was replaced in the role by Barney Martin after showrunners Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld decided they wanted the character of Morty Seinfeld to be harsher, as they thought Bruns was too laid-back for the role. He appeared in Sanford and Son, Columbo: Exercise in Fatality, Barney Miller, Night Court, Just Shoot Me!, M*A*S*H He appeared in dozens of films, TV commercials, on and Off-Broadway plays.

He played the Warlock in Werner Liepolt's "The Young Master Dante" at The American Place Theater in 1968. Films in which Bruns appeared include A Thousand Clowns, The Out-of-Towners, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Silent Night, Bloody Night and Tonto, The Great Waldo Pepper, Corvette Summer, The Stunt Man, My Favorite Year, Amazon Women on the Moon, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Dead Men Don't Die, The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them, Love Bites, The Trigger Effect, Ed, he wrote The Character Actor's Do's, Don't and Anecdotes', published in early November 2008. Until his death, Bruns resided in Hollywood with his wife, former Broadway musical actress Laurie Franks, he died of natural causes on February 8, 2012, aged 80. Calvin, "Going Out of Business," Sanford and Son, NBC, 1974 Calvin, "My Kingdom for a Horse", Sanford and Son, NBC, 1974 Phil Bruns on IMDb Philip Bruns