1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
Lockport Township High School
Lockport Township High School is a public high school in Lockport, United States. LTHS ranks according to the Washington Post, it is the only Will County school included on the list, which ranks schools for preparing students for college. Lockport Township High School is split into two different campuses. Central Campus is on 1222 S Jefferson St, Lockport, IL, it was built back in 1909 and has had many renovations, including the addition of an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and classrooms. This building is known as the Freshman Center; the second campus is called East Campus and is located on 1333 E 7th St, Lockport, IL not far from Central Campus. East Campus opened in 1964 and today serves the sophomores and seniors. In 1998, it got a 307,000 foot renovation with an indoor swimming pool with 600 seats, 800 seat auditorium,18 science labs, a fine arts facility, 79 new classrooms. In addition to the city of Lockport and Lockport Township, LTHS serves the communities of Homer Glen, most of Crest Hill, a section of unincorporated Orland Park and Homer Township.
More than 3,800 students are enrolled in grades 9 through 12. Soon after settlers arrived, school classes began in a log cabin on; the first village school was built in 1857, housed students of all ages. The three-story building was built of local dolomitic limestone, with a four-sided clock tower on its roof; the first graduation commencement was June 1888 with seven graduates. A fire destroyed the school on August 10, 1895. Classes were held in other buildings until a new structure was ready. In 1896 a new school opened built of local dolomitic limestone and on the same site. John Barnes, the Joliet architect who designed it, was trained in the Richardson Romanesque style; the new school, like its predecessor, housed all of the village students. Construction was started in 1909 on a high school at 1222 S. Jefferson. In 1910, Lockport High School was accredited by the North Central Association. Major addition were made to the school s in 1930 and 1953. With these additions, the high school now occupies the entire block of Twelfth, Jefferson and Madison Streets.
In 1963, Lockport West High School opened as a four-year high school in Romeoville, in 1964, Lockport Township High School-East Campus opened for freshmen and sophomores at 1333 E. Seventh Street. Juniors and seniors attended the older school, referred to as Lockport Township High School - Central Campus. In 1971, Lockport High School District 205 was separated into two districts. Both Lockport Central and East Campus remained in District 205, while the Lockport West Campus became Romeoville High School, part of Valley View Community Unit School District 365U. In the spring of 1995, the communities within District 205 passed a referendum to remodel the interior of Lockport East Campus and increase its size, renovate areas of Central Campus, upgrade and expand the technology resources and infrastructure at both campus; the renovation project enabled District 205 to house 3,000 students at East Campus and 1,000 students at Central Campus. The project was finished in the fall of 1997. East Campus was designated to house grades 10-12 and Central Campus became the Freshman Center, housing grade 9.
Enrollment in both campuses was 3997 students as of the start of the 2007-2008 year. Enrollment grew by 1,200 students in the decade prior to 2007, with the result that Central and East Campuses both presently operate over their design capacities; the school board has proposed construction of a new high school building in Homer Glen to ease overcrowding and enable the district to close the Central Campus. In the spring of 2006, voters overwhelmingly rejected the first in a series of six referenda to provide funds for the new school. A referendum on November 4, 2008, failed by a 55%-45% margin. Major issues of contention in the voting continue to include the proposed boundary line designating the areas to be serviced by each high school, concerns that Homer Glen voters might try to break from the district and either form a new high school district or join with Homer Glen Elementary district 33-C. Homer Glen has bought the land that the new high school would be built on and is waiting on the people of Lockport to stop voting down the referendum.
To win support, the school board scaled back its proposals. In the sixth referendum, in April 2011, a proposal for an $85 million bond issue for the new school lost by about 1,300 votes. Mobile classrooms were installed in the northeast area of East Campus in 2007 to help reduce overcrowding; the demographic breakdown of the 3,595 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was: Male - 52.5% Female - 47.5% Native American/Alaskan - 0.2% Asian/Pacific islanders - 1.3% Black - 5.7% Hispanic - 15.2% White - 76.1% Multiracial - 1.5%16.0% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. The cheerleading team were back-to-back state champions in 2007 and 2008. In 1978, all of Lockport's levels of boys' basketball went undefeated, with the varsity squad winning the Illinois State Championship with a record of 33-0. In 2005 Lockport won the Illinois State AA Championship with a 40-3 record. In 2002 and 2003 Lockport won back-to-back class 8A football state championships with a combined record of 24-3. In 1996 Lockport High School became the first south-suburban school to win a cross country state title since Bloom Township's win in 1975.
The following year, 1997, Lockport won its second consecutive state championship, narrowly defeating coach York High School by one point. Lockport joins Deerfield and York as the only teams to win consecutive cross country state titles since the clas
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government, tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection and general information. It is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration branch of the Department of Commerce, is headquartered in Silver Spring, within the Washington metropolitan area; the agency was known as the United States Weather Bureau from 1890 until it adopted its current name in 1970. The NWS performs its primary task through a collection of national and regional centers, 122 local Weather Forecast Offices; as the NWS is an agency of the U. S. federal government, most of its products are in available free of charge. In 1870, the Weather Bureau of the United States was established through a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Ulysses S. Grant with a mission to "provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories...and for giving notice on the northern Lakes and on the seacoast by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms."
The agency was placed under the Secretary of War as Congress felt "military discipline would secure the greatest promptness and accuracy in the required observations." Within the Department of War, it was assigned to the U. S. Army Signal Service under Brigadier General Albert J. Myer. General Myer gave the National Weather Service its first name: The Division of Telegrams and Reports for the Benefit of Commerce. Cleveland Abbe – who began developing probabilistic forecasts using daily weather data sent by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and Western Union, which he convinced to back the collection of such information in 1869 – was appointed as the Bureau's first chief meteorologist. In his earlier role as the civilian assistant to the chief of the Signal Service, Abbe urged the Department of War to research weather conditions to provide a scientific basis behind the forecasts. While a debate went on between the Signal Service and Congress over whether the forecasting of weather conditions should be handled by civilian agencies or the Signal Service's existing forecast office, a Congressional committee was formed to oversee the matter, recommending that the office's operations be transferred to the Department of War following a two-year investigation.
The agency first became a civilian enterprise in 1890, when it became part of the Department of Agriculture. Under the oversight of that branch, the Bureau began issuing flood warnings and fire weather forecasts, issued the first daily national surface weather maps; the first Weather Bureau radiosonde was launched in Massachusetts in 1937, which prompted a switch from routine aircraft observation to radiosondes within two years. The Bureau prohibited the word "tornado" from being used in any of its weather products out of concern for inciting panic until 1938, when it began disseminating tornado warnings to emergency management personnel; the Bureau would be moved to the Department of Commerce in 1940. On July 12, 1950, bureau chief Francis W. Reichelderfer lifted the agency's ban on public tornado alerts in a Circular Letter, noting to all first order stations that "Weather Bureau employees should avoid statements that can be interpreted as a negation of the Bureau's willingness or ability to make tornado forecasts", that a "good probability of verification" exist when issuing such forecasts due to the difficulty in predicting tornadic activity.
However it would not be until it faced criticism for continuing to refuse to provide public tornado warnings and preventing the release of the USAF Severe Weather Warning Center's tornado forecasts beyond military personnel that the Bureau issued its first experimental public tornado forecasts in March 1952. In 1957, the Bureau began using radars for short-term forecasting of local storms and hydrological events, using modified versions of those used by Navy aircraft to create the WSR-57, with a network of WSR systems being deployed nationwide through the early 1960s; the Weather Bureau became part of the Environmental Science Services Administration when that agency was formed in August 1966. The Environmental Science Services Administration was renamed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on October 1, 1970, with the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act. At this time, the Weather Bureau became the National Weather Service. NEXRAD, a system of Doppler radars deployed to improve the detection and warning time of severe local storms, replaced the WSR-57 and WSR-74 systems between 1988 and 1997.
Bob Glahn has written a comprehensive history of the first hundred years of the National Weather Service. The NWS, through a variety of sub-organizations, issues different forecasts to users, including the general public. Although, throughout history, text forecasts have been the means of product dissemination, the NWS has been using more forecast products of a digital, gridded, im
Joliet Junior College
Joliet Junior College is a community college in Joliet, Illinois. Founded in 1901, it was the first public community college founded in the United States. JJC offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university, as well as occupational education leading directly to employment. Additionally, JJC offers adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, student support services. In Spring 2014, the college enrolled 16,375 students; every year, 48,000 students enroll in non-credit programs. Joliet Junior College was founded in 1901 by J. Stanley Brown, Superintendent of Joliet Township High School, William Rainey Harper, President of the University of Chicago. Brown, who came to Joliet in 1893, first served as the principal of the high school. Throughout his time in Joliet, Brown became a well-known supporter of higher education, would encourage his students to attend college after graduation. Many students did not attend college. Brown consulted his friend and together they created Joliet Junior College.
Classes took place at Joliet Township High School. The first class was made up of six students in 1901. In 1916, the name of the institution was formalized. In 1917, Joliet Junior College received accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Joliet Junior College's student newspaper, The Blazer, was first published in October 1929. Before The Blazer, college bulletins were reported in the high school paper. Joliet Junior College moved to its current location, at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet, in September 1969; the building at this location became operational in 1974. Joliet Junior College's first president, Elmer Rowley, was instrumental in establishing this new building and location. Today, Joliet Junior College has additional sites in Romeoville and Frankfort, all in Illinois; the college has three campuses and three centers: Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet, IL 60431 City Center Campus, 235 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432 Romeoville Campus, 1125 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446 Morris Education Center, 725 School Street, Morris, IL 60450 Frankfort Education Center, 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort, IL 60423 Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433 Joliet Junior College is a member of both the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Illinois N4C Conference.
The school sponsors the following sports: Men's: baseball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer Women's: basketball, cross-country, soccer and volleyball. The football program was eliminated in 2011 after 62 years of play due to budget cuts and to allow the school to be in compliance with Title IX. NJCAA National Football Championship, 2002 NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship, 2010, 1994 NJCAA Division III Baseball National Championship, 2012, 2008, 1994 Katherine Dunham, 1928 - American dancer, author and social activist Dr. John C. Houbolt, 1938 - NASA scientist George Sangmeister, 1951 - former Illinois Congressman Phyllis Reynolds Tedesco Naylor, 1953 - author of children’s books, including Shiloh. 1992 Newbery Medal Winner Harry Geris, 1969 - Canadian Olympic wrestler Curtis J. Crawford, 1971 - CEO, Xceo Inc. John Williams, 1979 - American talk radio show host at WCCO in Minneapolis, Minnesota Kelvin Hayden, 2003 - Professional Football Player with the Chicago Bears Rob Ninkovich, 2004 - American football defensive end for the New England Patriots Jeris Pendleton, 2008- Professional Football Player with the Jacksonville Jaguars Mary K. O'Brien - Illinois state legislator and judge Cooling Out Official website
1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Ulta Beauty Inc. is a chain of beauty stores in the United States, headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Ulta Beauty carries cosmetics and skincare brands, men's and women's fragrances, nail products and body products, beauty tools and haircare products; each store is equipped with a salon, Benefit brow bar and Dermalogica skin bar. Ulta Salon and Fragrance was founded by Richard E. George, the former President of Osco Drug, Inc. George left work at Osco in 1989, beginning his attempt to create a business plan for what would be Ulta, his business plan included a new concept for retail that offers lower-end products. Members of Osco and other additions joined Richard George and Terry Hanson, who raised $11.5 million in venture capital, launched Ulta in 1990. In September 1996, Hanson hired Charles "Rick" Weber, another Osco veteran, as Chief Financial Officer. In the years, Terry Hanson became president of the company. In December 1999, Lyn Kirby of Sears Circle of Beauty, became the President and Chief Executive Officer and Weber became Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
The two ran the business together until Weber left in September 2006 when he was selected by Tom Stemberg, founder of Staples, to become Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Rec Room Furniture and Games, Inc. On October 25, 2007, the company became publicly traded on the NASDAQ. In 2008, the company opened a second distribution center in Arizona. On April 26, 2010, Ulta announced that Carl "Chuck" Rubin would be appointed as Chief Operating Officer, as a member of the Board of Directors, effective May 10, 2010. According to public filings, Rubin earned over $11.1MM in 2010, making him one of the 20 highest paid CEOs in Chicago. On June 24, 2013, it was announced that Mary Dillon would be appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2013. Dillon was the chief of U. S. Cellular and a senior executive at McDonald's and PepsiCo; as of February 2017, the company had a net income of $269 million, has stock in over 20,000 products including makeup and nail, hair products.
Ulta Beauty offers products from about 500 beauty brands across all categories and price points. Ulta employs over 35,000 associates, where 92% are female. Ulta Beauty was designed for women to go into freestanding stores, such as found in strip malls, that allow them to feel comfortable shopping in a makeup store, with no workers handing out samples. In 1994, Ulta had a makeover that eliminated products and items that were typical of drugstores, such as toothbrushes and vitamins; the store moved to beauty products. In 1999 Ulta Beauty changed its name from Ulta3, changing the brand entirely. In 2013, Ulta opened 125 stores in the United States, bringing their total number of locations to 675 stores, they announced plans to open 100 more locations by the end of 2014. In August 4, 2018, Ulta operated the District of Columbia; as of February 2, 2019, Ulta operates 1,174 retail stores across 50 states. A majority of Ulta Beauty stores are located in the East Coast region, although California has a large presence of company-owned stores.
Ulta Beauty offers both high-end and drugstore cosmetics and fragrances, in addition to its own brand of makeup and body products, haircare, nail polish and some men's products. In May 2017, MAC Cosmetics became available for purchase online, with products scheduled to be in stores beginning in June 2017. Kylie Cosmetics debuted in Ulta stores November 17th, 2018. Colourpop Cosmetics launched in Ulta stores on February 25th, 2018. Ulta has a salon located in every store nationwide; the store format includes a 950 square feet salon area with eight to ten stations. The salon has a concierge desk, skin treatment room, semi-private shampoo and hair color processing areas, it offers services including haircuts and coloring from Redken-trained hair stylists, skin treatments and facials from Dermalogica-trained skin therapists, manicures from OPI-trained professionals. They provide professional makeup applications, they additionally include the Benefit Brow Bar, which includes services such as brow arching, brow tinting, facial waxing, eyelash application.
Ulta Beauty sales were $713.8 million for the first quarter ending in May 2014. At the end of the second quarter ending in August 2014, Ulta Beauty reported that total sales increased by 22.2 percent and comparable store sales increased 9.6 percent. Wall Street expected the company's total sales to reach $3.19 billion for the fiscal year ending in February 2015, which would be three times its 2009 sales levels. As of February 2nd, 2019 Net Sales for Ulta Beauty have increased 9.7% to $2,124.7 million. The Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, formed in 2016, aims to support the education and well-being of women and their families by partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and additional local charities. In 2009, Ulta Beauty partnered with BCRF and in the 10 years since, has raised more than $22 million to support its groundbreaking research. UBCF is among BCRF’s top three major donors and is helping to fund 16 breast cancer research projects. UBCF partnered with Dress for Success in 2017 to help empower women to achieve economic independence by providing them with professional attire and the resources needed to help them progress their careers.
Ulta Beauty provides financial support and valuable time to local nonprofit organizations in relation to family and c
Will County, Illinois
Will County is a county in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 677,560, an increase of 34.9% from 502,266 in 2000, making it the fourth-most populous county in Illinois. The county seat is Joliet. Will County is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area; the portion of Will County around Joliet uses the 815 and 779 area codes, 630 and 331 area code for far northern Will County, 708 area code for eastern Will County. Will County was formed in 1836 out of Iroquois, it was named after Dr. Conrad Will, a businessman involved in salt production in southern Illinois, a politician. Will was a member of the first Illinois Constitutional Convention and a member of the Illinois Legislature until his death in 1835. On January 12, 1836, Will County was formed from Iroquois County, it included besides its present area, the part of Kankakee County, Illinois lying north of the Kankakee River.
Will County lost that area when Kankakee County was organized in 1852, but since its boundaries have been unchanged. Thirty-six locations in Will County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Will County is home to Argonne National Laboratory. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 849 square miles, of which 837 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water; the Kankakee River, Du Page River and the Des Plaines River run through the county and join on its western border. The Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal run through Will County. A number of areas are preserved as parks under the Forest Preserve District of Will County; the 17,000 acres Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a U. S. Forest Service park in the county on the grounds of the former Joliet Arsenal. Other parks include the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Joliet have ranged from a low of 13 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F was recorded in June 1988.
Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.58 inches in January to 4.34 inches in July. DuPage County Cook County Lake County, Indiana Kankakee County Grundy County Kendall County Kane County As of the 2010 Census, there were 677,560 people, 225,256 households, 174,062 families residing in the county; the population density was 809.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 237,501 housing units at an average density of 283.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 76.0% white, 11.2% black or African American, 4.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 5.8% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 15.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.6% were German, 18.6% were Irish, 13.3% were Polish, 11.1% were Italian, 5.9% were English, 2.1% were American. Of the 225,256 households, 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.7% were non-families, 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.41. The median age was 35.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $75,906 and the median income for a family was $85,488. Males had a median income of $60,867 versus $40,643 for females; the per capita income for the county was $29,811. About 5.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. Will County is governed via a 26-member county board; each district elects 2 members. The County Executive, County Clerk, Auditor, Recorder of Deeds, State's Attorney and Sheriff are all elected in a countywide vote. Will County, once a Republican stronghold, has become a swing county in recent years, it voted for the national winner in every presidential election election from 1980 to 2012, but Donald Trump's unpopularity in suburban counties of the largest metropolitan areas nationwide helped Chicago-born Hillary Clinton win it along with the rest of the "collar counties" aside from McHenry in 2016.
Governors State University is a 6,000-student public university located in University Park, Illinois. Lewis University is a 5,200-student four-year private university located in Illinois. University of St. Francis is a 3,300-student four-year private university located in Joliet, Illinois; the county is served by Joliet Junior College in Joliet. Joliet Junior College was the first two-year higher education institution in the United States. Will County is served by 4 US Interstate Highways, 4 US Highways, 12 Illinois Highways. Four different Metra commuter rail lines connect the parts of the county with the Chicago Loop; the county is a major hub in the United States natural gas pipeline grid where pipelines from Canada and the Gulf of Mexico meet and fan out to serve the Midwest. The following major energy companies own pipeline that run through Will County: Alliance Pipeline Enbridge Integrys Energy Group Peoples Gas Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission TransCanada ANR Pipeline - Fully owned & operated Northern Border Pipeline - Partially owned & operated Vector Pipeline ExxonMobil owns and