Illinois

Illinois is a state located in the mid-western area of the United States. It ranks 25th in terms of total land area and fifth in terms of population, and is home to Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States.

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Illinois
Wisconsin
Borders and Boundaries

What US state is directly north of Illinois?

The state state that due north of Illinois is Wisconsin..

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Boats and Watercraft

What is the maximum time period that a boat properly registered in another state may be kept and used in Illinois before having to be registered in Illinois?

60 Days

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Swimming Pools
Pool Building and Repair
Illinois

What are the advantages and disadvantages of vinyl vs fiberglass pools in northern Illinois?

Vinyl or Fiberglass in Illinois="h2headingh2"style="color:rgb(0,0,0);"name="vinyl_or_fiberglass_in_illinois">The advantages of vinyl are many, but first understand the true facts:

-- First, no manufacturer of fiberglass pools guarantees against cracks. Period.

-- Second, all pools can have problems when the water is emptied; when leaks are not repaired in a timely fashion; or when the water is lower than the surrounding groundwater.

Fiberglass pools are great: They can be installed with fewer subcontractors and in less time than a gunite pool. And they also have a smooth surface. Gunite pools have many choices and are not limited in size, shape or depth. They also have many smooth surface options and color choices and warranties vary.

Last and most important: YES, it takes a professional to install any in-ground swimming pool. If you don't hire one, you most likely will not get a good pool -- no matter what the shell is constructed of. It takes many years to learn to be a pool professional; this is not a craft that happens overnight.

Hire a professional, licensed, insured pool pro to get the pool you expect and to save money in the long run. Read your warranty: The fiberglass manufacturers have great warranties, as do the gunite manufacturers and even the Vinyl Liner in-ground pools alike.

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  • I have spoken to several people and was told that if you have a lot of clay in your soil and there is heavy rain, the fiberglass can actually pop out of the ground and float in the hole created for it (along with breaking up the surrounding concrete decking). My viewpoint is that it would be cheaper to spend $3,000-$5,000 to replace a liner.
  • I have owned all 3 types of pools (vinyl, fiberglass and concrete) in Michigan. Fiberglass pools are 10 times easier to maintain and much easier on the kids' feet. The rumor about fiberglass popping out and cracking is ridiculous. The concrete pool I owned did crack and the vinyl pool ripped twice in 3 years. My Viking fiberglass pool is guaranteed forever against cracking!
  • Both fiberglass and gunite pools offer excellent family fun centers. Quality is very high in each product. Fiberglass is limited by shape and size over gunite or vinyl liner. The surface of all three pools is excellent, and like any other product will yield excellent service with reasonable maintenance. If you are looking for excellent value, great family fun and a lasting investment at your home, nothing compares to an affordable in-ground swimming pool. A properly installed in-ground swimming pool, by one of the many industry-licensed professional builders, will last much longer than 35 years. ="margin-right:0px">

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I am a fiberglass swimming pool installer. 12 years and counting with A++ knowledge and record. FYI- I have scene floating gunite pools and floating vinyl liners. If a pool develops a leak or the ground shifts or flooding occurs, it does not matter what type of pool you have, if there is more water on the outside of the pool shell than on the inside, something has to give. The liner pools develope floating liners even being full if there is a ground water issue and no precautions are taken during the install. Such as sump systems for the ground water.

Fiberglass Is 17 times denser that concrete giving it strength and more flexibility. I have seen them move up to as much as 5'' and hold their integrity.

Now. If the proper installation is applied to the life time warrenty shell, it to can be a lifetime backyard enjoyment for the family. The installation preperation and consideration of all elements and ground conditions to the area makes each and every pool install differant. Never one the same. So look at all of the variables involved with your backyard and keep in mind, If I you willing to spend your hard earned money on something that needs to last at least 20 plus years, what can be done during the install to help the projects longevity and your future sanity?="margin-right:0px">

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US Presidents
Illinois
US Senators and Representatives

Who is the senator from Illinois now?

The 2 senators from IL are Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk

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History of the United States
Illinois
Nicknames

How did Illinois get its nickname?

Abraham Lincoln is from Illinois, and that is how Illinois got its nickname.
Not sure which 'nickname' you meant so:

Prairie State- dates back to around 1842. Most of the state was covered with prairie grass.

Land of Lincoln- Because this is were Abe Lincoln 'started' his political career. It is not where he was born that was Kentucky.

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What is 'illinois State university' school colors?

http://www.goredbirds.com/trads/ilsu-trads-school-colors.html Red & White

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Moving
MP3 Players Audio and Sound Systems
Illinois

What is the cost for a POD moving service?

I need to move from Florida to Alabama

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Illinois

What do you call residents of Illinois?

Illinoians

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Chicago
Illinois
Road Distance

How far is Bloomingdale IL to Chicago?

It is 27 miiles accordiing to Google Maps.

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Criminal Law
Warrants
Illinois

How long does a misdemeanor warrant last?

If you have been identified well enough to be the subject of a warrant by name, there usually is no Statute of Limitation. If it IS covered under your state's SOL law it may also depend on what the offense actually is.

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Chicago
Illinois
Landlord-Tenant Issues

What is the history of the Chicago Housing Authority?

The history of (CHA)is poverty. It was a terrible idea to put all of those low-income people into big buldings, in apartments one on top of the other. Public housing was nice until Mayor Daley begging using to segregate the city's rapidly growing blacks.

African Americans in Chicago lived in an area called the Black Belt. The real estate people and banks had a covenant amongst each other to try and discourage African Americans from moving out of that area. Since they were confined to this one area, it began to overpopulate. Houses were being filled with too many people which created even worse living conditions than what already existed. So this is where the CHA came in. They built these high rises in the area so there wouldn't be over crowded homes, but to also keep them in the black neighborhood. This is why the majority of the former Robert Taylor homes were all along State Street from about 35th street to 55th. That area was the black belt.

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Illinois

What is the capital of Illinois?

The capital of the state of Illinois is Springfield. The capital was moved to Springfield from Vandalia in 1839 after a statewide referendum picked Springfield.

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Chicago
Illinois
Police and Law Enforcement

Chicago Park District Police?

I believe th Chicago Park Police was absorbed into the CDP in 1957.My father was a Park Policeman from 1931. He retired from the CPD in 1963. I am a retired Park Ridge police since 1986. My father was Sterling Benson, he passed azway in 1997.

is there a list of name of theChicago Park District police?

I used to Box in the Chicago Park District Boxing Program in late 1960's. I trained a little at the Joe Louis Gym. I Boxed under the name of James E. Pierce. I was pretty good if I must say so myself. But I don't have any proof. I want to show my wife of 28 years and my children that I really was a Boxer. I think sometime they think I am just dreaming. Can you provide me with any information about my past Boxing career. If you have anything in print form I would be so very happy. Thanks, James E. Morgan.

I am looking for employment records for the Chicago Park District Police. My grandfather was a Captain and I am looking for information about him.

THE STAR NUMBERS OF CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT POLICE PATROLMEN WERE ALL IN THE 13,000 RANGE. CURRENT CPD OFFICERS WITH STARS BETWEEN NUMBER 13,000 AND AROUND 13,600 WILL FIND THAT THE HISTORY OF THEIR STAR NUMBERS ALL TRACE BACK TO THE PARK DISTRICT POLICE. ADDITIONALLY, OFFICERS WITH STARS NUMBERS IN THE 18,000 THRU 18,400 + OR - RANGE WILL FIND THEIR NUMBERS TRACE BACK TO THE POLICE MATRON SQUAD OF MANY YEARS AGO... THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING...

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State Laws
Illinois
Legal Documents

Can a notary public notarize a will in Illinois?

yes

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Companies

Who was National Lock company of Rockford IL?

Keystone Steel and Wire acquired the National Lock Company in 1939. The company was established in 1903 when three Swede nationals invested $5000 each.

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Halloween
Illinois
Road Distance

What date is trick or treating in rockford il?

It's on October 31, Halloween.

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Travel & Places
Illinois
Michigan
Wisconsin

What is the capital of the state whose neighbors are Minnesota Iowa Illinois and Michigan?

The only state that shares a border with Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan is Wisconsin, whose capital is Madison.

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History of the United States
Geography
Illinois

State north of Illinois?

Wisconsin

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Football - American
Football - Soccer
Soccer History
Illinois

Has anyone ever been killed playing football?

YesAccording to The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury, 325 men and boys have died either directly or indirectly from playing football at the high school and college level between 1982-2008 (26 years). Direct injuries are defined as those fatalities which resulted directly from participation in the fundamental skills of football (such as tackling and blocking). Indirect injuries are those injuries that are caused by systemic failure as a result of exertion while participating in football activity or by a complication which was secondary to a nonfatal injury (such as heart failure and heat stroke). Professional Football24 Oct 1971: Churck Hugues, wide receiver with the Detroit Lions, died of a heart attack during a game with the Chicago Bears in Tiger Stadium. His teammates were informed of his death before leaving the stadium.22 Jul 1979: James Victor Cain, tight end with the St. Louis Cardinals, died of congenital heart failure during training camp.01 Aug 2001: Korey Stringer, offensive lineman with the Minnesota Vikings, died of heatstroke during the second day of practice with full pads. His core temperature reached 108 degrees. He died within 24 hours of being removed from the field.

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Rules of the Road
Illinois
Driver's License

What year did Illinois start putting photos on drivers license?

I was curious about this too, and contacted the Sec. Of State office.

They told me that it was June 1977 for driver's licenses, and July 1977 for I.D.s.

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Chicago
Illinois
Memphis

What is info on Chicago's Lincoln Highway?

I am not a real OLD TIMER but I did live in a three flat on Lincoln Highway in Chicago Heights about 1954 to 1956 when I was just a toddler. My grandparents lived in the 3 flat next to us and I can recall watching the trucks roll by through their living room window in the late 1950's. This was a few blocks east of Western Avenue, and about 2 blocks west of Monarch Cleaners. I heard that Al Capone had a house in Chicago Heights close to this. I am not sure if it was on Lincoln Highway or a block or two off it. Perhaps a Capone history buff could verify or refute this.

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US Constitution
Illinois

Who were the signers of the Illinois Constitution?

The first Constitution of the State of Illinois was adopted on August 26, 1818 by vote of the members of a constitutional convention. No one signed the Constitution. The members of the convention included two or three delegates (depending on size) elected from each county in Illinois.

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How many Illinois governors have spent time in prison?

Four

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Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Clouds
Illinois

Can you move out at 17 in East Moline Illinois?

It may depend on the city too. In our city we can move out 17 no matter what the parents say. My friend moved out at 17 and moved in with a 25yr old guy. Her dad contacted the police and they said she is 17 and there isn't anything they could do.17-Year-Olds Moving Out in ILThe legal age of majority in Illinois is eighteen (18) but however, under most circumstances a 17-year-old is able to move out, with or without parents consent .

In Illinois, if you are a seventeen year old female and have a place to stay, it is legal for you to move out of your parent's home.

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  • Generally, no. The age of majority is 18. That's when you're considered a legal adult and you can make all your own decisions. In some cases a minor can be legally emancipated. You would want to contact a family lawyer in Illinois to ask about this. Otherwise you can't leave home without the consent of your parent or guardian until you are 18-years-old.
  • Not legally. The age of majority for the state is 18. What consequences might result from a minor arbitrarily leaving the family home would depend upon the action the parents or guardian chose to take. Authorities seldom intervene in situation pertaining to a minor who is atleast 17-years-old unless said minor becomes involved in a criminal act or is found living in an unsafe or unsuitable environment.
  • I grew up in Chicago IL. You are supposed to be 18 years old to be on your own, usually the police will leave you alone if you have proper ID. If you stay out of trouble and are not caught doing anything Ilegal you should be OK, but getting your own apartment you might be able to to get one if you look old enough and have proof of employment,like a recent pay stub. You will have to look in less disirable neighborhoods for an apartment. Because most require references. If you have a friend to move in with you should be OK, but like I said you can't get into trouble or do anything to get your friend into trouble.
  • What actions, if any, would be taken against a 17-year-old who moves out depends upon the parents. They would have the option of filing an absentee minor report(used when the location of the minor is known) or a missing person or "runaway"(if the location of the person is unknown. The majority of law enforcement departments do not have resources to track down every underaged person that leaves against parental wishes. That is why the parents would have to file a report, then petition the court for a requisition order to have the minor returned to their custody, or in some cases the minor would be remanded to a juvenile facility.
  • If it is a case of neglect or abuse the person can contact social services to find ways to remedy the situation. This often results in the teen being placed in a willing relative's or group home, until the person is of legal age.
  • A minor believing themselves to be in a situation of abuse and/or neglect should contact the state Department of Children and Family Services,in Illinois the numbers are, Hotline number 1-800-25-ABUSE or 217-524-2606. Other options National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-3738 or general information and assistance 1-800-422-4453. The minor might also consider Teenline Online, an organization staffed by teens to assist other underaged persons to find assistance and solutions for their problems, http://www.teenlineonline.org. One should always keep in mind that phone and internet usage can be monitored.
  • Persons who are at least the age of 16-years may file a petition under the Emancipation of Mature Minors Act 750 ICLS Chapter 30.
NopeNo, not legally. If you did move out, I doubt you would be forced back. Since you are 17 it would be pointless to force you home, since you could leave so soon anywase. Your legal at 18
  • I can promise you there are plenty of parents who would not consider it 'pointless' to have their 17-year-old runaway child returned home. OP, you should know your parents well enough to know what their reaction would be. Would they insist on having you brought back home?
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Postage and Shipping
Illinois

How long does mail take from Wisconsin to Illinois?

between 2-7 days, it depends on holidays and weekends

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