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Sangamon County, Illinois

Sangamon County is a county located in the center of the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 197,465, its county seat and largest city is the state capital. Sangamon County is included in IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sangamon County was formed in 1821 out of Bond counties; the county was named for the Sangamon River. The origin of the name of the river is unknown. Published histories of neighboring Menard County suggest that the name was first given to the river by the French explorers of the late 17th century as they passed through the region; the river was named to honor "St. Gamo", or Saint Gamo, an 8th-century French Benedictine monk; the French pronunciation "San-Gamo" is the legacy. Prior to being elected President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln represented Sangamon County in the Illinois Legislature. Lincoln, along with several other legislators, was instrumental in securing Springfield, the Sangamon County seat, as the state's capital. Sangamon County was within the congressional district represented by Lincoln when he served in the US House of Representatives.

Another legislator who represented Sangamon County was Colonel Edmund Dick Taylor known as "Father of the Greenback". The prominent financiers and industrialists Jacob Bunn and John Whitfield Bunn were based in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, as well as in Chicago, during the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century; the careers of these men and the people with whom they collaborated helped to shape much of the history and development of Sangamon County, Illinois. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 877 square miles, of which 868 square miles is land and 8.7 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Springfield have ranged from a low of 17 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −24 °F was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 112 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.62 inches in January to 4.06 inches in May. Interstate 55 Interstate 55 Business Loop Interstate 72 U.

S. Route 36 Illinois Route 4 Illinois Route 29 Illinois Route 54 Illinois Route 97 Illinois Route 104 Illinois Route 124 Illinois Route 123 Illinois Route 125 Lincoln Home National Historic Site Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area As of the 2010 census, there were 197,465 people, 82,986 households, 51,376 families residing in the county; the population density was 227.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 89,901 housing units at an average density of 103.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 83.6% white, 11.8% black or African American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, 2.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 29.4% were German, 14.8% were Irish, 12.1% were English, 9.5% were American, 6.3% were Italian. Of the 82,986 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.1% were non-families, 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals.

The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 39.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $52,232 and the median income for a family was $66,917. Males had a median income of $48,324 versus $36,691 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,394. About 9.9% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. Sangamon County is governed by a 29-member board; each member of the board is elected from a separate district. Other elected officials include: Auburn Leland Grove Springfield Virden Sangamon County is divided into these townships: National Register of Historic Places listings in Sangamon County, Illinois County of Sangamon

Little white-shouldered bat

The little white-shouldered bat, is a species of bat from South and Central America. It is the only species within its genus, the name of which translates as "reaper" or "destroyer"; the little white-shouldered bat is a small phyllostomid bat, with males measuring 35 to 46 mm and females 40 to 53 mm in total length. The fur is brown, being paler underneath, on the forequarters; as the common name suggests, both sexes have a spot of pure white fur on the shoulders near the base of the neck. The wings are brown, the uropatagium is hairy; the head has a short, broad snout, with a wide mouth, a simple, spear-like nose-leaf. The ears are small and triangular, the eyes large and bulging, with a yellow iris. Little white-shouldered bats are found throughout Venezuela, the Guyanas, on the island of Trinidad, in eastern Colombia and central Brazil, southern Panama, they have been reported from Bonaire Island in the Netherlands Antilles. Within this region, it is found in swamps, it is found below 1,500 m, but some individuals have been caught as high as 2,100 m.

Little white-shouldered bats eat fruit, forage from the forest floor to the canopy. They have an unusually small brain, compared with their close relatives, the cerebrum has no sulci. Little else is known of their biology, although pregnant females have been caught in July and August. There are no recognised subspecies

Abd el-Aziz el-Zoubi

Abd el-Aziz el-Zoubi was an Israeli Arab politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Mapam and the Alignment from 1965 until his death in 1974. When appointed Deputy Minister of Health on 24 May 1971, he became the first non-Jewish member of an Israeli government. Born in Nazareth during the Mandate era, el-Zoubi was educated at a local high school, before attending the Arab College in Jerusalem, he worked as a tax clerk for the Mandate authorities, following Israeli independence in 1948, worked as a clerk for the Israel Lands Authority until 1958. He served as secretary of the Government Workers Union in Nazareth. In 1956 he helped organise the Jewish Arab Association for Peace and Equal Rights, was amongst the founders of the Arab Institute at Givat Haviva. In 1958 he joined Mapam, in 1961 was appointed deputy mayor of Nazareth. In 1965 he became the city's mayor. In the November 1965 Knesset elections he won a seat on the Mapam list, entered the parliament, he was re-elected in 1969 on the Alignment list, on 24 May 1971 was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in Yitzhak Rabin's government.

He died less than a month after the Knesset reconvened. His seat was taken by Haviv Shimoni. Outside politics el-Zoubi was involved in various publications, his extended family includes Seif el-Din el-Zoubi, who served as a member of the Knesset for several parties and mayor of Nazareth, cousin Haneen Zoubi, a Knesset member for Balad. Abd el-Aziz el-Zoubi on the Knesset website

The Ladybugs

The Ladybugs are an American traditional jazz band based in New York City. Founded by vocalist Martina DaSilva, the group integrated additional vocals by Kate Davis and Venessa Perea; the band is known for its unique instrumentation—the vocalists double on snare drum and ukulele and are supported by dual trombones and guitar. The group's musical repertoire is determined by DaSilva and Perea and draws upon songs from early jazz and the american songbook as well as more contemporary pieces arranged for a traditional jazz aesthetic. During her education at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, DaSilva worked as a vocalist throughout the greater New York City area. While substituting for another vocalist at the Hotel Chantelle in New York City’s Lower East Side in 2013, DaSilva became acquainted with the venue’s manager, who inquired if she had a band of her own that could perform at the venue on Sundays. Although she had no such group at the time, she responded that she lead an ‘’all-female 1920’s band’’ named "The Ladybugs.”

DaSilva set about assembling a group which included vocalist Kate Davis. The duo augmented performances by doubling on snare drum and ukulele and integrated trombonists Joe McDonough and Rob Edwards as well as performers, including guitarist Gabe Schnider, saxophonist Eddie Barbash, bassist Dylan Shamat, others. Kate Davis left the group and was replaced by vocalist Vanessa Perea; the group began to incorporate repertoire reflecting DaSilva's Brazilian heritage and Perea's Cuban-Colombian heritage during this time. The group performs throughout the United States as well internationally, they have been featured on NPR’s Jazz Night In America. Both DaSilva and former vocalist Kate Davis have been frequent guest formers with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Official website

Tobu 200 series

The Tobu 200 series and 250 series are electric multiple unit train types operated in Japan on limited express services by the private railway operator Tobu Railway since 1991. The trains are used on Ryōmō services from Asakusa in Tokyo to Akagi and Kuzū; as of 1 April 2012, the fleet consists of one 6-car 250 series set. Cars 2, 4, 5 are each fitted with a pantograph (scissors type on sets 201 to 206, single-arm type on sets 207 to 209. Car 2 is fitted with one single-arm pantograph, car 4 is fitted with two single-arm pantograph. Passenger accommodation is monoclass with unidirectional reclining seats arranged with a seat pitch of 985 mm. Seats in the 200 series sets were reused from former 1700 and 1720 series trainsets, with new seat cover moquette. Vending machines selling drinks are provided; the first seven 200 series sets were built between 1991 and 1996 utilizing the bogies and traction motors from former 1700/1720 series "DRC" EMUs displaced by the arrival of new Spacia 100 series EMUs.

The trains entered service from 1 February 1991. Sets 208 and 209 built in fiscal 1997 featured HID headlights, LED destination indicators, single-arm pantographs. 250 series set 251, was an new build, delivered in March 1998. This featured the same 190 kW traction motors and bogies with VVVF control. Only three of the six cars in this set are motored. In December 2014, set 206 was overhauled and returned to traffic with new seats, replacing the original 1700/1720 series seating. In June 2016, 200 series set 208 was repainted in a special livery based on that of the Puyuma Express trains operated in Taiwan by the Taiwan Railways Administration; this follows the signing of a friendship agreement between Tobu and TRA in December 2015. Tobu 200 series information

Guillaume Fouace

Guillaume Fouace was a French painter. He produced over 700 paintings in a realist style portraits, still lifes and landscapes - the Musée d'Orsay has some of them, whilst 40 are displayed in a'Salle de Fouace' at the Musée Thomas-Henry in Cherbourg-Octeville. Born to farmers in Réville, a hamlet of Jonville, he took over the family farm aged 24 after his father's death, he had produced drawings since he was a child and his talent was recognised by the museum curator in Cherbourg, who gained Fouace two municipal bursaries from Cherbourg to study art in Paris. There he studied under Adolphe Yvon before setting up a studio as a portrait painter, he fought in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1870, three years after arriving in Paris, he exhibited at the Paris Salon. In 1873 he exhibited his first still lifes. After the war he moved permanently to Paris with his wife, the daughter of a pharmacist in Cherbourg who he had married in 1874. However, he did not forget the Cotentin - in 1878 he painted 19 canvases of biblical scenes such as the Annunciation, Flight from Egypt and the journey of the Magi for the vaults of the church at Montfarville, while for its choir he painted a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.

He died in 1895 of a pulmonary disease after receiving the medal of a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. His tomb in Réville features a recumbent white marble statue of his daughter Beatrix. Éric Lefèvre. Peintres de Normandie, Orep Éditions, 2007. Maurice Lecoeur "Autour de Guillaume Fouace", Editions Isoète, 2010 Colette Delaite, Guillaume Fouace: Une seule ombre aux tableaux on the city site of Cherbourg