married couplesopposite-sex married couplesmarried
During the first half of the 20th century, unmarried women in some Western countries were coerced by authorities to give their children up for adoption. This was especially the case in Australia, through the forced adoptions in Australia, with most of these adoptions taking place between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 2013, Julia Gillard, then Prime Minister of Australia, offered a national apology to those affected by the forced adoptions. Some married couples choose not to have children. Others are unable to have children because of infertility or other factors preventing conception or the bearing of children. In some cultures, marriage imposes an obligation on women to bear children.

Cook County, Illinois

Cook CountyCookCook counties
Western Springs. Wheeling. Willow Springs. Wilmette. Winnetka. Worth. Central Stickney. Hines. La Grange Highlands. Nottingham Park. Sag Bridge. Sutton. Thornton Township – 169,326. Wheeling Township – 153,630. Worth Township – 152,633. Proviso Township – 151,704. Maine Township – 135,772. Schaumburg Township – 131,288. Palatine Township – 112,994. Lyons Township – 111,688. Bremen Township – 110,118. Niles Township – 105,882. Hanover Township – 99,538. Orland Township – 97,558. Elk Grove Township – 92,905. Leyden Township – 92,890. Bloom Township – 90,922. Northfield Township – 85,102. Cicero Township – 83,891. Rich Township – 76,727. Berwyn Township – 56,657. New Trier Township – 55,424.

List of municipalities in Illinois

Illinois is a state located in the Midwestern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Illinois is the 6th most populous state with inhabitants but the 24th largest by land area spanning 55518.93 sqmi of land. Illinois is divided into 102 counties and contains 1,299 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities, towns, and villages.

United States

Adoption in the United States is common and relatively easy from a legal point of view (compared to other Western countries)., with over 127,000 adoptions, the U.S. accounted for nearly half of the total number of adoptions worldwide. Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, owing to the Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, and it is legal for same-sex couples to adopt. Polygamy is illegal throughout the U.S. The United States had a life expectancy of 78.6 years at birth in 2017, which was the third year of declines in life expectancy following decades of continuous increase. The recent decline is largely due to sharp increases in the drug overdose and suicide rates.

United Kingdom

Unchallenged at sea, British dominance was later described as Pax Britannica ("British Peace"), a period of relative peace among the Great Powers (1815–1914) during which the British Empire became the global hegemon and adopted the role of global policeman. By the time of the Great Exhibition of 1851, Britain was described as the "workshop of the world". The British Empire was expanded to include India, large parts of Africa and many other territories throughout the world. Alongside the formal control it exerted over its own colonies, British dominance of much of world trade meant that it effectively controlled the economies of many regions, such as Asia and Latin America.


UK censuscensusespopulation census
The Netherlands has been most advanced in adopting a census using administrative data. This allows a simulated census to be conducted by linking several different administrative databases at an agreed time. Data can be matched and an overall enumeration established allowing for discrepancies between different data sources. A validation survey is still conducted in a similar way to the post enumeration survey employed in a traditional census. Other countries which have a population register use this as a basis for all the census statistics needed by users.


Chicago, IllinoisChicago, ILCity of Chicago
Chicago (, locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third most populous in the United States.

Population density

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Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

O'Hare International Airport

Chicago O'Hare International AirportO'Hare AirportChicago–O'Hare, Illinois
O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 mi northwest of the Loop business district; operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7627 acres, O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

The recommendations of the AAA were not adopted by the Census Bureau for the 2000 or the 2010 censuses. In 2001, the National Institutes of Health adopted the new language to comply with the revisions to Directive 15, as did the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the United States Department of Labor in 2007. See Race and ethnicity (EEO). * Prewitt, Kenneth. ''What Is Your Race?

Poverty threshold

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The poverty threshold, poverty limit or poverty line is the minimum level of income deemed adequate in a particular country. Poverty line is usually calculated by finding the total cost of all the essential resources that an average human adult consumes in one year. The largest of these expenses is typically the rent required to live in an apartment, so historically, economists have paid particular attention to the real estate market and housing prices as a strong poverty line affector. Individual factors are often used to account for various circumstances, such as whether one is a parent, elderly, a child, married, etc. The poverty threshold may be adjusted annually.


Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad CorporationChicago MetraMetra trains
In an effort to simplify the operation of commuter rail in the Chicago area, in July 1985 it adopted a unified brand for the entire system–Metra, or Metropolitan Rail. The newly reorganized Metra service helped to bring a single identity to the many infrastructure components serviced by the Regional Transportation Authority's commuter rail system. However, the system is still legally known as the Commuter Rail Division of the RTA. Today, Metra's operating arm, the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, operates seven Metra owned routes.

Native Americans in the United States

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While numerous tribes used captive enemies as servants and slaves, they also often adopted younger captives into their tribes to replace members who had died. In the Southeast, a few Native American tribes began to adopt a slavery system similar to that of the American colonists, buying African American slaves, especially the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek. Though less than 3% of Native Americans owned slaves, divisions grew among the Native Americans over slavery. Among the Cherokee, records show that slave holders in the tribe were largely the children of European men who had shown their children the economics of slavery.

2010 United States Census

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The 2010 United States Census (commonly referred to as the 2010 Census) is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census.

Central Time Zone

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In December 2009, the Mexican Congress allowed ten border cities, eight of which are in states that observe Central Time, to adopt the U.S. daylight time schedule effective in 2010. *Effects of time zones on North American broadcasting Nunavut (territory): western areas (most of Kivalliq Region and part of Qikiqtaaluk Region). Ontario (province): a portion of the northwest bordering southeastern Manitoba, in and around Kenora. Alabama. Arkansas. Illinois. Iowa. Louisiana. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri. Oklahoma. Wisconsin. Kansas: all except for Sherman, Wallace, Greeley, and Hamilton counties. Nebraska: eastern two thirds.

Federal Information Processing Standards

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Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for use in computer systems by non-military American government agencies and government contractors.

Illinois House of Representatives

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Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), representing the 82nd district, currently holds the post., the 101st General Assembly of the Illinois House of Representatives consists of the following members: * The House comprised 177 members; three representatives were elected from each of 59 "legislative districts". Elections were conducted using cumulative voting; each individual voter was given three votes to cast for House seats, and they could distribute them to three candidates (one vote each), one candidate (receiving three votes—this was called a "bullet vote") or two candidates (each receiving 1½ votes).

Suburban Life Media

Hinsdale Suburban LifeSuburban Life Publications
La Grange Suburban Life – La Grange, Westchester and Western Springs. Lemont Suburban Life – Lemont (formerly Lemont Reporter). Riverside & Brookfield Suburban Life – Riverside and Brookfield. Addison Suburban Life – Addison, Bensenville and Wood Dale (formerly Addison Press). Carol Stream Suburban Life – Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights and Roselle (formerly Carol Stream Press). Downers Grove Suburban Life – Downers Grove (formerly Downers Grove Reporter). Elmhurst Suburban Life – Elmhurst (formerly Elmhurst Press). Glen Ellyn Suburban Life – Glen Ellyn (formerly Glen Ellyn News). Hinsdale Suburban Life – Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Oak Brook.

List of Illinois locations by per capita income

Illinoiswealthiest county in the state
Golf – $52,859. 26) Glenview – $52,326. 27) Tower Lakes, Illinois – $52,025. 28) Kildeer, Illinois – $51,973. 29) Leland Grove, Illinois – $51,714. 30) Green Oaks, Illinois – $51,066. 31) Northbrook, Illinois – $50,765. 32) Deerfield, Illinois – $50,664. 33) Buffalo Grove, Illinois – $49,696. 34) Hawthorn Woods, Illinois – $49,346. 35) Olympia Fields, Illinois – $46,698. 36) Hanaford, Illinois – $46,500. 37) River Forest, Illinois – $46,123. 38) Lakewood, Illinois – $44,579. 39) Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois – $44,345. 40) Naperville, Illinois – $44,235. 41) Barrington, Illinois – $43,942. 42) Western

List of newspapers owned by GateHouse Media

The Wellesley Townsman
Northeast DuPage Press of Addison, Bensenville and Wood Dale. Northwest DuPage Press of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Itasca and Roselle. St. Charles Republican of Saint Charles and Wayne. Suburban Life of Berkeley, Broadview, Countryside, Hillside, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, Westchester, Western Springs and Willow Springs. Suburban Life of Brookfield, Lyons, McCook, North Riverside and Riverside. Suburban Life of Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Willowbrook. Villa Park Argus of Villa Park. West DuPage Press of Warrenville, West Chicago and Winfield. Westmont Progress of Westmont.

2018 Illinois House of Representatives election

November 6, 2018
Andrew Chesney, small business owner and licensed real estate agent, chairman of the Stephenson County Republican Party, and an alderman of Freeport. Steve Fricke, owner/operator of Triple Creek Farms, member of the Stephenson County board, and member of the Stephenson County Farmland Assessment Committee. Chesney would go on to become the Republican nominee for the general election. The Democratic nominee for this election was Nick Hyde, attorney, formerly worked for Senator Dick Durbin, and former volunteer for the Legislative Technical Review Office in the Illinois General Assembly.

Cyntoia Brown

Allen was a real estate broker. Based on what Brown told officials, Allen asked her if she was hungry and if she was "up for any action". Brown answered yes to both questions and accepted Allen's offer to take her to his house. Brown and Allen ordered dinner and Allen drove the pair to his home. At a later hearing, Brown testified that she agreed to have sex with Allen for US$150, but claimed that they never actually engaged in sexual intercourse. At some point during the encounter Brown shot Allen in the back of the head using her .40-caliber handgun. She then stole $172 from Allen's wallet, two of his firearms, and fled the scene in Allen's truck.

Google Street View in the United States

Street View in the United States
The United States was the first country to have Google Street View images and was the only country with images for over a year following introduction of the service on May 25, 2007. Early on, most locations had a limited number of views, usually constrained to the city limits and only including major streets, and they only showed the buildings up to a certain height. Few suburbs or other nearby cities were included.

Repugnant market

Real estate broker/agent profession or flipping real estate. Metered parking. Simony. Prohibitionism. Repugnancy costs. Taboo. Yuck factor. Transcript of BBC broadcast on repugnant markets. Google video on Market Failure and Market Design.

2018 Illinois Senate election

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The 39th district includes Chicago's Austin neighborhood and the suburbs of Oak Park, Addison, Bensenville, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Melrose Park, Northlake, River Grove, Rosemont, Schiller Park, and Stone Park. On November 27, 2017, Harmon filed to run for reelection. No other candidates filed to run. Republican John Curran took office in July 2017 after accepting an appointment to replace Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno who resigned July 1, 2017. The 41st district includes all or parts of Lemont, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, Western Springs, Homer Glen, Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Naperville, and Bolingbrook.