Clifton is a village in Chebanse Township, Iroquois County, United States. The population was 1,468 at the 2010 census, up from 1,317 at the 2000 census. Clifton was founded in 1857; the village takes its name from the Clifton Hotel in Chicago. Clifton is located in northern Iroquois County at 40°56′5″N 87°56′1″W. Interstate 57 passes along the eastern side of the village, with access from Exit 297. I-57 leads north 14 miles to Kankakee and south 61 miles to Champaign. Chicago is 72 miles north of Clifton. According to the 2010 census, Clifton has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,317 people, 519 households, 367 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,485.1 people per square mile. There were 542 housing units at an average density of 611.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.16% White, 0.30% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population. There were 519 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families.
26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09. In the village, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,216, the median income for a family was $55,347. Males had a median income of $40,938 versus $25,577 for females; the per capita income for the village was $20,618. About 2.4% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. Clifton is one of three municipalities in Iroquois County that are served by Comcast's South Suburban Chicago system; this means that for local broadcast channels, Clifton receives stations from the Chicago area and does not receive any stations from the Champaign–Springfield–Decatur market, which includes Iroquois County.
Village of Clifton official website The Clifton Advocate, newspaper since 1893
Martinton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois
Martinton Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 943 and it contained 460 housing units. Buchanan Township formed from a portion of Papineau Township known as Wygant Township, in September 1857. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 54.41 square miles, of which 54.22 square miles is land and 0.19 square miles is water. Martinton Freedville at 40.860868°N 87.74309°W / 40.860868. U. S. Route 52 Illinois Route 1 Donovan Community Unit School District 3 Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9 Illinois' 15th congressional district State House District 79 State Senate District 40 "Martinton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17. United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States National Atlas City-Data.com Illinois State Archives
Interstate 57 is an Interstate Highway in Missouri and Illinois that parallels the old Illinois Central rail line for much of its route. It goes from Sikeston, Missouri, at Interstate 55 to Chicago, Illinois, at Interstate 94. I-57 serves as a shortcut route for travelers headed between the south and Chicago, bypassing St. Louis, Missouri. Between the junction of I-55 and I-57 in Sikeston and the junction of I-55 and I-90/94 in Chicago, I-55 travels for 436 miles, while the combination of I-57 and I-94 is only 396 miles long between the same two points. In fact, both the control cities on the overhead signs, as well as destination mileage signs, reference Memphis along southbound I-57 as far north as its northern origin at I-94 in Chicago. At its southern end, Chicago is the control city listed for I-57 on signs on northbound I-55 south of Sikeston, Missouri though I-55 goes to Chicago; as of 2015, I-57 are any planned for the near future. At a length of just over 386 miles, it is the second longest two-digit Interstate Highway without an auxiliary route, behind I-49.
I-57 has one business loop in Missouri. In the state of Missouri, Interstate 57 runs northbound from Sikeston to the Cairo I-57 Bridge over the Mississippi River south of Cairo, Illinois. After ending southbound at Interstate 55, the highway continues as U. S. Route 60, which meets U. S. Route 67 at Poplar Bluff and from there U. S. Route 67 goes south to Arkansas. From the start of I-57 northbound, the US 60 concurrency goes about 12 miles. In the state of Illinois, Interstate 57 runs from the bridge over the Mississippi River north to Chicago. I-57 is the longest Interstate Highway in Illinois, its route follows the earlier route of US 51 in southernmost Illinois before taking a northeastward diagonal to Illinois 37, which remains intact as a town-to-town through route, past its interchange with Interstate 24 near Pulleys Mill and a short duplex with Interstate 64 near Mount Vernon north to Effingham, where it has a short concurrence with Interstate 70. It follows US 45 bypassing cities of Champaign and Urbana, heads north to Onarga whereafter it follows the duplex path of US 45 and old US 54 to Kankakee.
At Kankakee it heads northward parallel to the now decommissioned route of old US 54 into the Chicago area, meeting Interstate 80 in Hazel Crest, Interstate 294 in Blue Island, feeding Interstate 94 on Chicago's South Side. Although I-57 serves as a long-distance bypass of St. Louis, the section between Mount Vernon and Pulleys Mill contains the most direct Interstate route between St. Louis and cities to the southeast of St. Louis, it serves as the northwestern terminus of Interstate 24 that leads southeastward to those cities and as the eastern terminus of Interstate 72 near Champaign. The route is an easy way for Chicagoans to reach Shawnee National Forest in the southern tip of the state, it serves as a major artery for college students in the state, running near Shawnee Community College in Ullin, the main campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, John A. Logan College in Carterville, Morthland College in West Frankfort, Rend Lake College in Ina, Lake Land College in Mattoon, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Parkland College in Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in Urbana–Champaign, Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Governors State University in University Park.
Interstate 57 and Interstate 294 did not have an intersection for a long time, though phase one opened on October 25, 2014. It was one of only a few examples where Interstates cross but didn't have interchanges with each other. Vehicles were directed to use Interstate 80 to access Interstate 294 instead, though U. S. Route 6 was another option. I-57 remains the only Chicago expressway that does not have a used name, its Chicago-area portion was known as the Dan Ryan Expressway–West Leg. I-57 was named the Ken Gray Expressway in southern Illinois after former U. S. Congressman Ken Gray for his work on getting the route planned through southern Illinois. A 20-mile segment from Wentworth to Sauk Trail has been designated the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail but this is not intended as a navigational name; the portion between the Route 121/US 45 exit and the Watson–Mason exit was completed and opened prior to July 1965, linking I-57 to I-70, running in tandem with I-70 for several miles, with access to Indianapolis to the east, St. Louis to the west.
A 21.5-mile section of I-57 in Jefferson County from Bonnie to Route 161 opened on December 9, 1969. The final section of I-57 in Illinois opened in December 1971 at Paxton; the portion of Interstate 43 from Milwaukee to Green Bay was numbered as Interstate 57. The number was changed due to the existence of I-57 in Illinois. I-57 was widened to six lanes in Effingham from 2011 until 2016. I-57 is slated to be extended west along US 60 to Poplar Bluff and south along the US 67 corridor to North Little Rock, ending at I-40. In April 2016, a provision designating US 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, as "Future I-57" was added into the federal fiscal year 2017 Transportati
Cissna Park, Illinois
Cissna Park is a village in Pigeon Grove Township, Iroquois County, United States. The population was 846 at the 2010 census. Cissna Park is located in southern Iroquois County at 40°33′53″N 87°53′38″W. Illinois Route 49 passes through the village, leading north 16 miles to Crescent City and south 7 miles to Rankin. According to the 2010 census, Cissna Park has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 811 people, 375 households, 217 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,128.5 people per square mile. There were 400 housing units at an average density of 556.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.14% White, 0.5% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population. There were 375 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.9% were non-families.
38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.81. In the village, the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 26.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $35,592, the median income for a family was $49,167. Males had a median income of $31,382 versus $18,026 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,285. About 3.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over
Loda is a village in Loda Township, Iroquois County, United States. As of the 2010 census its population was 407. A post office called Loda has been in operation since 1880; the village derives its name from "Cath-Loda", a poem by Ossian. Loda is located in southwestern Iroquois County at 40°30′59″N 88°4′26″W. U. S. Route 45 passes through the center of the village, leading north 6 miles to Buckley and south 4 miles to Paxton. Interstate 57 passes with no direct access. According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.46 square miles, of which 1.45 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. Bayles Lake is a freshwater reservoir located just west of Loda; the lake is an impoundment of Spring Creek, a north-flowing tributary of the Iroquois River, part of the Kankakee River watershed. As of the census of 2000, there were 419 people, 166 households, 111 families residing in the village; the population density was 289.4 people per square mile. There were 183 housing units at an average density of 126.4 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the village was 94.03% White, 2.63% African American, 2.15% from other races, 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.49% of the population. There were 166 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.20. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $36,625, the median income for a family was $42,708.
Males had a median income of $32,750 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,877. About 8.5% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over. Village of Loda official website
Papineau is a village in Papineau Township, Iroquois County, United States. The population was 171 at the 2010 census. Papineau is located in northeastern Iroquois County at 40°58′04″N 87°42′58″W, it is 15 miles north of Watseka, the county seat, 16 miles southeast of Kankakee. According to the 2010 census, Papineau has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 196 people, 60 households, 51 families residing in the village. The population density was 867.7 people per square mile. There were 66 housing units at an average density of 292.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.92% White, 3.06% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% from two or more races. There were 60 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.0% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.53. In the village, the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,750, the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $20,313 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,730. None of the families and 1.6% of the population were living below the poverty line. Papineau is home to Picklefest held the first Saturday of November, unless that date is too close to Halloween
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
There have been few efforts to eliminate the two-seat arrangement, since a county seat is a source of pride for the towns involved. There are 36 counties with multiple county seats in 11 states: Coffee County, Alabama St. Clair County, Alabama Arkansas County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Craighead County, Arkansas Franklin County, Arkansas Logan County, Arkansas Mississippi County, Arkansas Prairie County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Columbia County, Georgia Lee County, Iowa Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Essex County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bolivar County, Mississippi Carroll County, Mississippi Chickasaw County, Mississippi Harrison County, Mississippi Hinds County, Mississippi Jasper County, Mississippi Jones County, Mississippi Panola County, Mississippi Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Jackson County, Missouri Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Seneca County, New York Bennington County, Vermont In New England, the town, not the county, is the primary division of local government.
Counties in this region have served as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems. Connecticut and Rhode Island have no county level of thus no county seats. In Vermont and Maine the county seats are designated shire towns. County government consists only of a Superior Court and Sheriff, both located in the respective shire town. Bennington County has two shire towns. In Massachusetts, most government functions which would otherwise be performed by county governments in other states are performed by town or city governments; as such, Massachusetts has dissolved many of its county governments, the state government now operates the registries of deeds and sheriff's offices in those counties. In Virginia, a county seat may be an independent city surrounded by, but not part of, the county of which it is the administrative center. Two counties in South Dakota have their county seat and government services centered in a neighboring county, their county-level services are provided by Fall River Tripp County, respectively.
In Louisiana, divided into parishes rather than counties, county seats are referred to as parish seats. Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than counties; the Unorganized Borough, which covers 49 % of Alaska's area, has equivalent. The state with the most counties is Texas, with 254, the state with the fewest counties is Delaware, with 3. County seat war Administrative center County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the UK Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Luxembourg, France and Tunisia Municipality, equivalent to county in many c