Sadorus is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 422 at the 2014 census, with 56.6% male, 43.4% female. Sadorus was the first town founded in Champaign County. Sadorus is located at 39°57′59″N 88°20′43″W. According to the 2010 census, Sadorus has a total area of all land. Sadorus was settled in April 1824 by Henry Sadorus, was the first town founded in Champaign County. There was a train wreck as a train was passing through the town on February 21, 2011. Two grain cars tipped over and another 3 or 4 cars derailed into a nearby field; the train had passed through the residential area of the town when it derailed, so luckily, nobody was injured. It is believed. At the 2000 census, there were 163 households and 118 families residing in the village; the population density was 503.8 per square mile. There were 169 housing units at an average density of 199.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.12% White, 0.23% Native American, 1.64% from two or more races.
There were 163 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.6% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.06. 24.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.5 males. The median household income was $44,375 and the median family income was $42,083. Males had a median income of $35,167 versus $20,500 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,540. About 1.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Sadorus Rock is a large rock, in a local field. The rock was moved from the field to in front of the Sadorus Park around 2003. Formally known as "Pioneer Rock", it was renamed "Sadorus Rock" and dedicated to Henry Sadorus on October 30, 1932, it is believed that the large rock wound up in the un-rocky fields of Champaign county sometime during the end of the last ice age when melting glaciers deposited the rock in the area. Jennie Garth, Actress starring in Beverly Hills, 90210 and What I Like About You Dorothy Schroeder, AAGPBL All-star player and all-time league leader in RBIs and walks.
Rantoul is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 12,941 at the 2010 census; the community was named after Robert Rantoul, Jr. a U. S. representative from Massachusetts, a director of the Illinois Central Railroad. Rantoul was laid out in 1854 for the Illinois Central Railroad by John Penfield. A post office was established in 1856 as Rantoul Station. In 1917, Rantoul was chosen by the United States Army to be the site of Chanute Field, due to its proximity to the Illinois Central railroad and the War Department’s ground school at the University of Illinois. In the 1930s, Chanute Field grew, dominating the local economy as thousands of airmen were stationed there to train recruits. Renamed Chanute Air Force Base after World War II, it was closed in 1993, but was reoccupied by the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, permanently closed on December 30, 2015, the Rantoul National Aviation Center. Rantoul's economy has taken a sharp decline due to the base's closing, from which it has never recovered.
The book Eye of the Storm: Chanute Closes by Katy B. Podagrosi tells the story of this period. Rantoul is located at 40°18′17″N 88°9′7″W. According to the 2010 census, Rantoul has a total area of 8.259 square miles, of which 8.15 square miles is land and 0.109 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 12,857 people, 5,330 households, 3,367 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,776.5 people per square mile. There were 6,161 housing units at an average density of 851.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 76.69% White, 16.88% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population. There were 5,330 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $36,904, the median income for a family was $43,543. Males had a median income of $32,440 versus $22,382 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,948. About 8.5% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Rantoul. Amtrak Train 391, the southbound Saluki, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 11:10am daily with service to Champaign-Urbana, Effingham, Centralia, Du Quoin, Carbondale. Amtrak Train 393, the southbound Illini, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 6:00pm daily serving the same points as the southbound Saluki.
Amtrak Train 390, the northbound Saluki, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 10:27am daily with service to Gilman, Kankakee and Chicago. Amtrak Train 887, the northbound Illini, is scheduled to depart Rantoul at 7:02pm daily serving the same points as the northbound Saluki. Rantoul National Aviation Center Don Branson, auto racer Sean Bubin, offensive lineman of the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots ) Michelle Franzen and radio reporter, graduated from Rantoul Township High School Darren W. McDew, U. S. Air Force general Greg McMahon, special teams coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. Adrian Pillars, sculptor Jheri Redding, chemist, hair care products entrepreneur and businessman. Alan Ritchson, actor most known for Blue Mountain State Blake Schilb, professional basketball player, playing for Red Star Belgrade Craig Vetter, innovative designer of motorcycles and motorcycle accessories, inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 Illinois Skydiving Center, a major center of that sport, located in nearby Flatville.
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, detailing the history of Flight, Military Aviation, Chanute Air Force Base, located on the old Base. Closed in 2015. Korean War Veterans Museum, a Museum under construction detailing the history of the Korean War, located on the old Base. Rantoul Theater Group, offering drama and musical live entertainment Rantoul Township High School, the only high school in Rantoul and stands as its own district. RTHS serves students from Rantoul, Thomasboro and the surrounding rural area. More information is provided through the provided link; the University of Illinois football scrimmage game is held at the high school field in August. St. Malachy Grade School a Catholic Grade School in Rantoul, IL. Rantoul City Schools District 137 is a Pre-K-8 District with Grade Level Centers, made up of 5 schools: Eastlawn, Pleasant Acres, Broadmeadow and Eater. Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy In 1993, the Center for Strategic and International Studies published a study entitled, Forging a Military Youth Corps.
That same year, acting upon the studies recommendations, provided funding in the 1993 Defense Authorization Act for the N
Ivesdale is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 267 at the 2010 census, it is served by Saint Joseph Catholic Parish and is home to Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, known locally as "The Cathedral of the Cornfield". The town's most recent mayor Bernard Alblinger was the second longest-serving mayor in the history of Illinois, serving a total of 48 consecutive years from 1963 until his death in 2011. Ivesdale is located at 39°56′41″N 88°27′25″W. According to the 2010 census, Ivesdale has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 288 people, 117 households, 84 families residing in the village. The population density was 384.4 people per square mile. There were 121 housing units at an average density of 161.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.31% White, 0.69% from two or more races. There were 117 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.2% were non-families.
25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.92. In the village, the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $45,938, the median income for a family was $51,964. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $21,696 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,829. None of the families and 3.5% of the population were living below the poverty line
United States Geological Survey
The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government. The scientists of the USGS study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, the natural hazards that threaten it; the organization has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography and hydrology. The USGS is a fact-finding research organization with no regulatory responsibility; the USGS is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. The USGS employs 8,670 people and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia; the USGS has major offices near Lakewood, Colorado, at the Denver Federal Center, Menlo Park, California. The current motto of the USGS, in use since August 1997, is "science for a changing world." The agency's previous slogan, adopted on the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, was "Earth Science in the Public Service." Since 2012, the USGS science focus is directed at six topical "Mission Areas", namely Climate and Land Use Change, Core Science Systems, Ecosystems and Minerals and Environmental Health, Natural Hazards, Water.
In December 2012, the USGS split the Energy and Minerals and Environmental Health Mission Area resulting in seven topical Mission Areas, with the two new areas being: Energy and Minerals and Environmental Health. Administratively, it is divided into six Regional Units. Other specific programs include: Earthquake Hazards Program monitors earthquake activity worldwide; the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines detects the location and magnitude of global earthquakes. The USGS runs or supports several regional monitoring networks in the United States under the umbrella of the Advanced National Seismic System; the USGS informs authorities, emergency responders, the media, the public, both domestic and worldwide, about significant earthquakes. It maintains long-term archives of earthquake data for scientific and engineering research, it conducts and supports research on long-term seismic hazards. USGS has released the UCERF California earthquake forecast.
As of 2005, the agency is working to create a National Volcano Early Warning System by improving the instrumentation monitoring the 169 volcanoes in U. S. territory and by establishing methods for measuring the relative threats posed at each site. The USGS National Geomagnetism Program monitors the magnetic field at magnetic observatories and distributes magnetometer data in real time; the USGS collaborates with Canadian and Mexican government scientists, along with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, to produce the North American Environmental Atlas, used to depict and track environmental issues for a continental perspective. The USGS operates the streamgaging network for the United States, with over 7400 streamgages. Real-time streamflow data are available online. National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center implements partner-driven science to improve understanding of past and present land use change, develops relevant climate and land use forecasts, identifies lands and communities that are most vulnerable to adverse impacts of change from the local to global scale.
Since 1962, the Astrogeology Research Program has been involved in global and planetary exploration and mapping. In collaboration with Stanford University, the USGS operates the USGS-Stanford Ion Microprobe Laboratory, a world-class analytical facility for U--Pb geochronology and trace element analyses of minerals and other earth materials. USGS operates a number of water related programs, notably the National Streamflow Information Program and National Water-Quality Assessment Program. USGS Water data is publicly available from their National Water Information System database; the USGS operates the National Wildlife Health Center, whose mission is "to serve the nation and its natural resources by providing sound science and technical support, to disseminate information to promote science-based decisions affecting wildlife and ecosystem health. The NWHC provides information, technical assistance, research and leadership on national and international wildlife health issues." It is the agency responsible for surveillance of H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in the United States.
The USGS runs 17 biological research centers in the United States, including the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The USGS is investigating collaboration with the social networking site Twitter to allow for more rapid construction of ShakeMaps; the USGS produces several national series of topographic maps which vary in scale and extent, with some wide gaps in coverage, notably the complete absence of 1:50,000 scale topographic maps or their equivalent. The largest and best-known topographic series is the 7.5-minute, 1:24,000 scale, quadrangle, a non-metric scale unique to the United States. Each of these maps covers an area bounded by two lines of latitude and two lines of longitude spaced 7.5 minutes apart. Nearly 57,000 individual maps in this series cover the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, U. S. territories, areas of Alaska near Anchorage and Prudhoe Bay. The area covered by each map varies with the latitude of its represented location due to convergence of the meridians. At lower latitudes, near 30° north, a 7.5-minute quadrangle contains an area of about 64 square miles.
At 49° north latitude, 49 square miles are contained within a quadrangle of that size. As a unique non-metric map scale, the 1:24,000 scale requires a separate and specialized romer scale for pl
Royal is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 293 at the 2010 census. Royal is located at 40°11′36″N 87°58′23″W. According to the 2010 census, Royal has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 279 people, 128 households, 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,239.9 people per square mile. There were 133 housing units at an average density of 591.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. There were 128 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78. In the village, the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,188, the median income for a family was $60,833. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $26,250 for females; the per capita income for the village was $22,019. None of the families and 0.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.8% of those over 64. Royal, Illinois is a small village that in part consists of grain elevators at the intersection of a railroad and County Road 20. Nearly a hundred years ago, the people of St. John Lutheran Church decided to move their church building into town, to better serve current and future generations of people in the village of Royal. Not everyone wanted to move the church building. Nonetheless, having made the decision, the congregation came together and embraced the vision for a ministry within the village of Royal.
The people worked together for many hours to move their church home. The men and boys of the congregation deconstructed the church, brick by brick, transported the bricks from out in the country into the village of Royal. There, the congregation's women and older men painstakingly cleaned the mortar from the bricks to provide the building blocks for a new St. John Lutheran Church to serve the people of Royal; the church still stands today, with an average attendance of 200 people. In 1982, around the time of the town's centennial anniversary, people began to talk to one another about constructing a shared Community Building to benefit the current and future people of Royal. Hearkening back to the example of the members of St. John's, the wider community came together around the shared vision of a community of people living together; this vision was embodied in the concept of a Community Building. An apartment building in Champaign, Illinois needed to be demolished. Hearkening back to the example of the people of St. John Lutheran, the people gathered the bricks, worked together to clean the mortar from each brick.
The people built the new Community Building with these bricks, it was completed the year after the centennial. The building still stands today, is used by the people of Royal for personal and public events for as little as $85.00 for a small group. ChampaignCountyClerk.com. Village of Royal elected officials. DexKnows. Location of election polling place. United States Postal Service. Location of post office. ZipAtlas. Cities with the highest percentage of Germans in Illinois. CityData.com. Demographic statistics for Royal. Prairieview Schools. Home webpage for the middle school. St. John Lutheran Church. FamilyService.org. Royal Senior Citizen Social Group information page
Thomasboro is a village in Champaign County, United States. The population was 1,126 at the 2010 census; the village has the name of a pioneer settler. Thomasboro is located at 40°14′31″N 88°11′16″W. According to the 2010 census, Thomasboro has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,233 people, 495 households, 334 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,191.1 people per square mile. There were 525 housing units at an average density of 507.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.38% White, 1.30% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population. There were 495 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03. In the village, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $39,667, the median income for a family was $47,212. Males had a median income of $31,595 versus $23,182 for females; the per capita income for the village was $17,866. About 4.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. Mark Arie, winner of two 1920 Summer Olympics gold medals in shooting, was born in Thomasboro. Terry Shaw A. K. A. "T. Shaw", winner of 2009 VH1 Tool Academy. Village of Thomasboro
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product, the sixth largest population, the 25th largest land area of all U. S. states. Illinois is noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, natural resources such as coal and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population; the Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.
Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, located in the central part of the state. Although today's Illinois' largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled the vast Mississippi of the Illinois Country of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden.
The Illinois and Michigan Canal made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation. By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars; the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global alpha-level city. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state.
Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. "Illinois" is the modern spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers' name for the Illinois Native Americans, a name, spelled in many different ways in the early records. American scholars thought the name "Illinois" meant "man" or "men" in the Miami-Illinois language, with the original iliniwek transformed via French into Illinois; this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for "man" is ireniwa, plural of "man" is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has been said to mean "tribe of superior men", a false etymology; the name "Illinois" derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa - "he speaks the regular way". This was taken into the Ojibwe language in the Ottawa dialect, modified into ilinwe·.
The French borrowed these forms, changing the /we/ ending to spell it as -ois, a transliteration for its pronunciation in French of that time. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, when French colonists had settled in the western area; the Illinois's name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans; the Koster Site demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation. Cahokia, the largest regional chiefdom and urban center of the Pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois, they built an urban complex of more than 100 platform and burial mounds, a 50-acre plaza larger than 35 football fields, a woodhenge of sacred cedar, all in a planned design expressing the culture's cosmology.
Monks Mound, the center of the site, is the largest Pre-Columbian structure north of the Valley of Mexico. It is 100 feet high, 951 feet long, 836 feet wide, covers 13.8 acres. It contains about 814,000 cubic yards of earth, it was topped by a structure thought to have measured about 105 feet in length and 48 feet in width, covered an area 5,000 square feet, been as much as 50 feet high, making its peak 150 feet above the level of the pl