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Grundy County, Illinois

Grundy County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 50,063, its county seat is Morris. Grundy County is part of the IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the center of population of Illinois was in Grundy County, just northeast of the village of Mazon. Illinois's state fossil, the unique and bizarre Tully Monster, was first found in Mazon Creek. Grundy County Speedway is located in Morris. Grundy County is home to Dresden Generating Station—the first financed nuclear power plant built in the United States—and the Morris Operation—the only de facto high-level radioactive waste storage site in the United States. Grundy County was established on February 17, 1841, it was formed out of LaSalle County and named after U. S. Attorney General Felix Grundy; the county was well known for its coal mines and attracted miners from Pennsylvania and other regions to work its deposits. The Diamond Mine Disaster occurred in Grundy County; the disaster took the lives of 68 men and boys who were trapped underground when water broke through into the mine after days of heavy rain and the pumps could not keep up with the rising water.

22 bodies were recovered, the remaining 44 were left in the mine and the mine was sealed. Today a marker stands where they felt the majority of the bodies ended up. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 430 square miles, of which 418 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Morris have ranged from a low of 13 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −24 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.59 inches in February to 4.16 inches in June. I-55 I-80 US 6 IL 17 IL 47 IL 53 IL 113 Kendall Will Kankakee Livingston LaSalle As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 50,063 people, 18,546 households, 13,431 families residing in the county; the population density was 119.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 19,996 housing units at an average density of 47.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93.7% white, 1.2% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.7% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.3% were German, 23.0% were Irish, 12.7% were Italian, 9.4% were Polish, 8.6% were English, 7.1% were Norwegian, 3.0% were American. Of the 18,546 households, 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.6% were non-families, 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16. The median age was 36.1 years. The median income for a household in the county was $64,297 and the median income for a family was $75,000. Males had a median income of $58,491 versus $36,592 for females; the per capita income for the county was $27,895. About 5.2% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. Morris Grundy County is divided into seventeen townships: As part of Yankee rural Northern Illinois, Grundy County has been powerfully Republican, although it did support Progressive Theodore Roosevelt in 1912 when the Republican Party was mortally divided.

Only one Democratic presidential candidate has won an absolute majority of Grundy County’s vote – Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 – although in recent times the county has trended a little more Democratic and both Bill Clinton in 1996 and Barack Obama in 2008 won pluralities. However, in 2016 with economic concerns in the “Rust Belt”, Donald Trump did better than any Republican in this traditional GOP county since 1984, when Ronald Reagan came within 3,819 votes of clean-sweeping all fifty states. National Register of Historic Places listings in Grundy County, Illinois Grundy County website Grundy County Jobs

Rainy Day (album)

Rainy Day is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Kai Winding featuring vocal group, The Prevailing Winds, recorded in late 1964 and early 1965 for the Verve label. The Allmusic review by Tony Wilds said "Whether Rainy Day is best saved for one remains in doubt, but at least the concept balances the many mod albums selling nothing but "Madison Avenue"'s sweetness-and-light". "Half a Crown" - 2:19 "We Fell in Love in the Rain" - 2:30 "April Showers" - 2:33 "Leave Me Alone" - 2:34 "Love Theme from the Motion Picture "Umbrellas of Cherbourg"" - 2:00 "Here's That Rainy Day" - 2:25 "Singin' in the Rain" - 1:50 "Over the Rainbow" - 2:00 "Pennies from Heaven" - 4:15 "Puddles" - 2:10 "Dinner For One Please, James" - 3:02 "Watermelon Man" - 2:53 Kai Winding - trombone, arranger Tony Studd, Bill Watrous - trombone Roger Kellaway - piano, organ Arthur Butler - organ Paul Griffin, Ross Tompkins - piano Everett Barksdale, Kenny Burrell, Billy Mure, Bucky Pizzarelli - guitar Russell George - bass, guitar Bob Bushnell - electric bass Sol Gubin, Al Harewood, Grady Tate - drums The Prevailing Winds - vocal group directed by Jerry Keller

Stewart Dunsker

Stewart Dunsker M. D. a neurosurgeon, is Professor and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Christ Hospital, Ohio. Dunsker is from Cincinnati, where he was born on August 12, 1934, he earned an A. B from Harvard College in 1956, he studied at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was given the Borden Award for Research in 1960. There followed an internship at the University of Illinois and a year of training in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, he did a year of surgical training at the University of Cincinnati. In 1965, Dunsker joined the neurosurgery program at Washington University, where he would remain for four years. In 1970, Dunsker joined the practice of Frank Henderson Mayfield, it would become known as the Mayfield Clinic, now a leading medical center. Dunsker's research interests have to do with spine disorders. A founding member of the Joint Section of Spinal Disorders of the America Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, he was the organization's Chairman in 1987.

Dunsker is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Neurosurgeon of the Year, Ohio State Neurosurgical Society. Meritorious Service Award, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine. Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor of the AANS; the Ellen and Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for Clinical Research was established in 2007 to spur clinical research among neurosurgical residents in the department of neurosurgery. Dunsker is married to the former Ellen Lothian Treiman, she is a librarian. They have a daughter, Shiela Lauren Yessenow, a bank officer in Merrillville, Indiana. Onik, Gary. "Automated Percutaneous Discectomy: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study - Neurosurgery". Neurosurgery. 26: 228–233. Doi:10.1227/00006123-199002000-00007. ISSN 0148-396X. Retrieved 26 Jun 2018. Bindal, Ajay K.. "Chiari I Malformation: Classification and Management - Neurosurgery". Neurosurgery. 37: 1069–1074. Doi:10.1227/00006123-199512000-00005. ISSN 0148-396X. Keller, Jeffrey T.. "The fate of autogenous grafts to the spinal dura".

Journal of Neurosurgery. Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group. 49: 412–418. Doi:10.3171/jns.1978.49.3.0412. ISSN 0022-3085. PMID 682003. Dunsker, SB. "Anterior cervical discectomy with and without fusion". Clinical Neurosurgery. 24: 516–521. Doi:10.1093/neurosurgery/24. CN_suppl_1.516. ISSN 0069-4827. PMID 583696. Colley, David P.. "Traumatic Narrowing of the Dorsolumbar Spinal Canal Demonstrated by Computed Tomography". Radiology. Radiological Society of North America. 129: 95–98. Doi:10.1148/129.1.95. ISSN 0033-8419. PMID 693906

Liberty Tree Mall

The Liberty Tree Mall is a shopping mall in Danvers, Massachusetts, U. S. managed by the Simon Property Group. It is anchored by Kohl's, Total Wine, A. C. Moore, AMC Theatres, Old Navy, & Best Buy. Simon Property Group owns one third of the common area of the mall, between Best Buy. Construction began in 1969, the mall opened with a dedication ceremony on February 21, 1972; the mall was renovated and expanded first in 1980 and again in 1993. The mall is located less than a mile away from the Northshore Mall in Peabody, although both malls are owned and managed by Simon Property Group. Since the 1980s, the Liberty Tree Mall has focused more on the discount end, whereas the Northshore Mall has focused on the mainstream/upscale end, thus enabling them to coexist semi-peacefully. Ann & Hope, one of the former anchor stores of the mall, opened in 1969 before the mall was completed. Lechmere was the mall's other anchor, which opened with the rest of the mall in 1972; the name Liberty Tree derives from the local version of Boston's Liberty Tree, which stood in downtown Boston.

During the early years of the mall, a large metal tree stood at the center court to commemorate the Liberty Tree. The sculpture was a featured exhibit in the New England Pavilion at the 1964–65 New York World's Fair and was designed by Albert Surman, who died in 2010; the sculpture was removed sometime between 1988 and 1992, is now considered lost. In 1980, a food court was added that included restaurants such as The Roast House and The Fairgrounds. A Marshalls was added during the 1980s, has been in the mall since then. Marshalls is the only remaining original anchor store. Filene's Basement, which subleased a portion of the Lechmere space in 1983, moved to the Northshore Mall in the 1990s. Sports Authority and Old Navy were added after the 1993 food court-hallway expansion. Sports Authority closed in 2016, after the company filed for bankruptcy, was replaced with SkyZone. Lechmere and Filene's Basement were anchor stores of the mall until 1997 when they were demolished and rebuilt into Target, Dollar Tree, Best Buy in 1998–99.

An f.y.e. Replaced part of an area of smaller stores, converting them into a music store/video arcade, both of which have since closed. Another group of stores was converted to Bed Beyond. Ann & Hope closed their entire chain of stores in 2001, this included the Liberty Tree Mall location. 211,300-square-foot This location was rebuilt into Kohl's. Stop & Shop and Pier 1 Imports were built to the left of Kohl's. A Loews Theatres 20-screen multiplex was added to the mall. In January 2008, Stop & Shop closed; the 91,000-square-foot store was built in 2003. The former Stop & Shop space was converted for use by Nordstrom Rack and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, which opened in November 2008. In 2009, the former f.y.e. was replaced by a Steve & Barry's, which stayed open until the company filed for bankruptcy. In early 2013, PPE Casino Resorts applied to the state gambling commission for a slots parlor in the rear area of the mall, where Marshalls and the food court are located now; the announcement led to some debate, with some concerned about the character of the mall and others optimistic about jobs and revenue a slots parlor could generate for the community.

On November 25, 2019, it was announced that A. C. Moore would go out of business. Kohl's Total Wine & More A. C. Moore AMC Theatres Marshalls Old Navy Best Buy Ann & Hope Bed Bath & Beyond Filene's Basement Lechmere Stop & Shop Sports Authority Target Staples Dollar Tree Dick's Sporting Goods The Home Depot Nordstrom Rack Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse Pier 1 Imports Buffalo Wild Wings Panera Bread 99 Restaurant & Bar Kelly's Roast Beef Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin' Donuts Sea Lion Sushi Regina Pizzeria China Max Subway

Paul Fitzpatrick Russell

Paul Fitzpatrick Russell is a U. S.-born prelate of the Catholic Church who has held positions in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1997. He is Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey and Azerbaijan, he headed the Holy See's diplomatic mission to China from 2008 to 2016. He was made an archbishop in 2016. Russell was born in Massachusetts, he moved with his mother and siblings to Alpena, graduated from Alpena High School in 1977, spent a year studying in France. He studied at Saint John's Seminary in Boston, interrupted by a year in Bolivia to become fluent in Spanish. On June 20, 1987, Russell was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston by Cardinal Bernard Law. After five years as a parish priest he was the Cardinal's secretary. Beginning in 1993 he studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy where he earned his licentiate in canon law and at the Pontifical Gregorian University for his doctorate in canon law, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on July 1, 1997, serving in Rome before spending three years at the Apostolic Nunciature to Ethiopia, where he taught at the national seminary.

Assignments in Turkey and Nigeria followed. On May 2, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named him chargé d'affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature to China, that is, to Taiwan, the Republic of China, which made him the head of that diplomatic mission. Pope Francis appointed him Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey and Turkmenistan on March 19, 2016. On June 3, 2016, Russell was consecrated titular archbishop of Novi by Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, with co-consecrators Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, Leo Cushley, Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh; the post of Nuncio to Azerbaijan was added to his responsibilities on April 7, 2018. Russell has a particular devotion to his mother's cousin, he is fluent in French, Italian and German. Huang, Carlson. "Radio Taiwan International Interviews Msgr. Paul Russell". Chinese Regional Bishop' Conference. Retrieved July 8, 2018. "Vatican Ambassador Presents His Credentials to President Erdoğan". Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. August 31, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2018

Christine Rubie-Davies

Christine Margaret Rubie-Davies is a New Zealand education academic, as of 2018 is a full professor and head of school at the University of Auckland. After more than two decades working in primary education and a 2003 PhD titled'Expecting the best: instructional practices, teacher beliefs and student outcomes' at the University of Auckland, Rubie-Davies joined the staff, rising to full professor. Rubie‐Davies, John Hattie, Richard Hamilton. "Expecting the best for students: Teacher expectations and academic outcomes." British Journal of Educational Psychology 76, no. 3: 429–444. Rubie‐Davies, Christine M. "Classroom interactions: Exploring the practices of high‐and low‐expectation teachers." British Journal of Educational Psychology 77, no. 2: 289–306. Rubie‐Davies, Christine M. "Teacher expectations and student self‐perceptions: Exploring relationships." Psychology in the Schools 43, no. 5: 537–552. Rubie‐Davies, Christine M. "Teacher expectations and perceptions of student attributes: Is there a relationship?."

British Journal of Educational Psychology 80, no. 1: 121–135. Rubie‐Davies, Christine M. Annaline Flint, Lyn G. McDonald. "Teacher beliefs, teacher characteristics, school contextual factors: What are the relationships?." British Journal of Educational Psychology 82, no. 2: 270–288. Christine Rubie-Davies publications indexed by Google Scholar Christine Rubie-Davies on LinkedIn Publications by Christine Rubie-Davies, at ResearchGate