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2014-08-05 23:09:52

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that they were selected by the State of Illinois to provide project management and information exchange services for the child support Court Order Interface Project. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that they were selected by the State of Illinois to provide project management and information...

2014-08-05 23:05:28

Back-to-the Grind Routines Require Simple Solutions for Wellness; NOW Foods Has You Covered with Natural Products to Suit a Variety of Needs Bloomingdale, Ill. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 With fall quickly approaching, there’s often a need for people to rethink what a healthy lifestyle means to them as they get back in the routine of busy, on-the-go schedules. From learning new, no-hassle recipes using wholesome ingredients, to creating a seasonal fitness plan, to finding new ways to relax...

2014-08-05 16:29:28

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 294 acres of productive McLean County farmland will sell at auction Friday, Sept. 12, with Murray Wise Associates marketing the land and managing the auction. "It isn't every day you see a Central Illinois farm like this with good soils, an excellent productivity record and on-site grain storage and sheds, as well as a house," said Kenny Schum, the Murray Wise Associates agent managing the auction. "The auction includes...

2014-08-05 16:27:07

Southwest Gastroenterology encourages patients to make time to visit their office for a colonoscopy. OAK LAWN, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest statistics show that over 130,000 patients are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. It is a condition that can be most efficiently resolved when it's caught early, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Port strongly suggests that patients come in to get screened with a colonoscopy.A colonoscopy can identify colorectal cancer and...

2014-08-04 23:00:52

Millikin University's Institute for Science and Entrepreneurship hosted chemists from 300 Below, Inc. and Harcros Chemicals, Inc., which led to experiments on one of the toughest non-toxic cleaning solutions on the market. Pristine Cleaning Solution, after experimentation and tweaks to the original cleaning formula, is now stronger and more environmentally friendly as a result of the collaboration. Decatur, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Stronger industrial cleaning requirements have...

2014-08-04 23:00:16

Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis in older women, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online, August 5, in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings lend support to regular mammography screening in women ages 75 and older. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis...

2014-08-04 16:24:27

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Era Eugene Callahan, 80, former chief of staff to the late U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon and Director of Government Relations for Major League Baseball died Monday, Aug. 4 in his Springfield, IL home. A native of Milford, IL, he was a graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville where he played baseball and met his wife, Ann. Gene was the beloved husband of Ann Callahan; father of the late Dan Callahan, Lynn Callahan Riddley and U.S....

2014-08-04 08:29:01

Early registration now open for September 5K race ALTON, Ill., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early registration for the 6(th) Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run Walk, hosted by Simmons Hanly Conroy and organized by Metro Tri Club, is now open. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140801/132726 The event returns Saturday, Sept. 27, to Simmons Hanly Conroy's Alton office at One Court Street in honor of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The event will...

2014-08-04 08:24:33

Ducks still available for adoption - Grand Prize is a Brand New 2014 Chevy Equinox CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River on August 7, 2014 at 1 p.m.! The 9(th) Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby to benefit Special Olympics Illinois enthralls people of all ages who watch the ducks "race" to the finish line. Ducks are still available for adoption for $5.00 online until the morning of August 7...

2014-08-03 23:00:17

Arborists, scientists and tree care specialists worldwide receive special recognition for their efforts in bettering the tree care industry. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (August 2014) (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the source for tree research, education and proper tree care, has announced nine winners in the 2014 Awards of Distinction, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. The Awards of Distinction were presented in a special ceremony on Sunday, August 3rd,...


Latest Illinois Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 08:19:21

Symbol: TRAUI Group: Dicot Family: Caprifoliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRIL Triosteum illinoense (Wiegand) Rydb.   TRPEI Triosteum perfoliatum L. var. illinoense Wiegand Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, MO, NE, OK, PA, WI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 02:54:34

Symbol: OXIL Group: Dicot Family: Oxalidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL, IN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 05:47:03

Symbol: LERA Group: Dicot Family: Cistaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, LA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

2012-06-18 04:10:53

Symbol: CYGR11 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL, LA, MO, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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