Fisher is a village in Champaign County, United States, founded in 1875. The population was 1,881 at the 2010 census. Fisher is located at 40°18′57″N 88°20′55″W. According to the 2010 census, Fisher has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,647 people, 630 households, 469 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,660.4 people per square mile. There were 667 housing units at an average density of 672.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.18% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population. There were 630 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% 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.
In the village, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males. The median income for a household in the village was $41,891, the median income for a family was $50,050. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,167 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,262. About 3.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over. The community is served by the Fisher Community Unit School District; the public schools are Fisher Grade School and the Fisher Junior/Senior High School, whose mascot is the Fisher "Bunnie." The Bunnies offer six girls' sports, seven boys' sports and two co-ed sports at the senior high-school level and six competitive sports for junior-high students.
Village of Fisher
Scott Township, Champaign County, Illinois
Scott Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,258 and it contained 556 housing units. Scott Township was formed. Scott is Township 19 Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of all land; the stream of South Fork Camp Creek runs through this township. The current road commissioner in Scott Township is Jeff Sebens. Bondville Seymour Interstate 72 Illinois State Route 10 Illinois State Route 47 Igoe Heliport Litchfield RLA Airport "Scott Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04. United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files US-Counties.com City-Data.com Illinois State Archives Early history of Scott Township, Illinois
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The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
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
Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois
Hensley Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,278 and it contained 542 housing units. Hensley Township formed from Champaign Township in September, 1866 as Grant Township, but the name was changed to Hensley on an unknown date. Hensley Township received its name from Archibald P. Hensley, one of the earliest settlers of that part of the country. Hensley is Township 20 Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.16 square miles, all land. The source of the Kaskaskia River is located in section 19 of this township, rising from the Kaskaskia ditch. Mahomet Rising The township contains seven cemeteries: Bethlehem, George Peters Family, Grandview Memorial Gardens, Gregory Burial and Haines Family; the Andersons Grain and Fertilizer, 3515 North Staley Road. Rising Station elevator was built along the Big Four—Conrail System railroad in 1917, it is operated by the Rising Farmer's Grain Company.
It has several concrete silos on Rising Road. Interstate 57 Interstate 74 U. S. Route 150 Andrew RLA Airport Champaign Airport McCulley Airport "Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04. United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files US-Counties.com City-Data.com Illinois State Archives
Homer is a village in Champaign County, United States. Its population was 1,193 at the 2010 census. Homer grew from a settlement named Union, on the Fort Clark or State Road running between Danville and Urbana, nearly three miles north of the present town. Union was little more than several cabins built in 1829-30, but it served as a post office and meeting place in what was Vermilion County prior to the creation of Champaign County in 1833. Moses Thomas, a native of Pennsylvania, built a mill on the Salt Fork creek southeast of Union in 1834 and began to mill grain. A young merchant traveling from Indiana, Michael Doctor Coffeen, built a store adjacent to the mill, with Thomas created the village of Homer on January 26, 1837; the post office was moved to Homer with M. D. Coffeen as postmaster in 1841. Homer grew to 120 people in 1850, the coming of the Great Western Railroad to the south of the town prompted the village to move to its present location. In February 1855, the town's 32 buildings were dragged 1.5 miles south by 18 teams of oxen.
The village became a stop on the railway named the Wabash Railroad, becoming the center of agriculture in eastern Champaign County. In 1905, the town became the location for Homer Park, an amusement park on the Illinois Traction System interurban line. Homer Park, north of the village on the Salt Fork creek, offered swimming, baseball, movies and a small zoo; the park closed in 1937 after poor management. The Homer School District, which served the village and the surrounding area, set a record for the longest teacher's strike in the nation's history, spanning from October 26, 1986, to June 23, 1987. At 156 days, the strike was more than twice as long as the second-longest, set by a school district near Cleveland, Ohio during the 2002-2003 school year. At issue throughout the negotiations was the salary formula, which the Chicago Tribune reported was "not to drastically change the pay rates of... teachers." Other provisions included allowing teachers fired during the strike to be allowed to return with no loss of salary or seniority and the district's newly unionized support staff getting a 6 percent pay increase beginning July 1, an additional 2 percent increase at the beginning of the 1988-1989 school year.
Legal fees were estimated to be $150,000. Although the strike lasted 156 days, students only lost 11 days of class time as strikebreaking teachers were hired to teach classes. However, some families moved from Homer or paid tuition to have their children attend neighboring schools; the Homer School District consolidated with the Allerton-Broadlands-Longview School District, many of the teachers left and all but two school board members either did not seek re-election or were defeated in the first election after the settlement. The town suffered from the effects of the strike for many years, according to a 2006 article in The News Gazette of Champaign-Urbana. Homer is located at 40°2′6″N 87°57′32″W. According to the 2010 census, Homer has a total area of all land; this Homer should not be confused with the former village of Homer, now called Troy Grove nor the Homer Glen area of Will County in Homer Township. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,200 people, 489 households, 339 families residing in the village.
The population density was 1,169.3 people per square mile. There were 511 housing units at an average density of 497.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.08% African American, 0.50% Asian, 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population. There were 489 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $37,429, the median income for a family was $43,170. Males had a median income of $33,021 versus $23,897 for females; the per capita income for the village was $18,788. About 7.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. Raymond Kelly Cunningham Jr. and Molly Shoaf. "From the Timber to the Prairie: A History of Homer Illinois Volume I." Village of Homer Illinois Homepage
Sangamon Township, Piatt County, Illinois
Sangamon Township is a township in Piatt County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,357 and it contained 929 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.25 square miles, of which 47.18 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water. Lakes in this township include Buck Pond; the stream of Madden Creek runs through this township. Monticello Galesville Lodge White Heath Centerville Blue Ridge Township Mahomet Township, Champaign County Scott Township, Champaign County Colfax Township, Champaign County Monticello Township Goose Creek Township The township contains nine cemeteries: Argo, Bucks Pond, Camp Creek, Ingram, Mackey and Mallory. Interstate 72 Illinois State Route 10 Clapper Airport U. S. Board on Geographic Names United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files www.sangamontownship.org US-Counties.com City-Data.com Illinois State Archives