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Encyclopedia > Joliet, Illinois
Joliet, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1834.
County; State Will, Kendall; Illinois
Township Joliet, Plainfield, Troy, New Lenox
Government Council-manager
President Arthur Schultz
Population (2000) 145,000

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Pop. density 411.7/km² (1,066.4/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60431, 60432, 60433, 60434, 60435, 60436
Area code 815
Land area 99.3 km² (38.3 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $19,390
Household: $47,761
Home value Mean:    $125,645 (2000)
Median: $116,600
Website www.cityofjoliet.info
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
69.3% 18.2% 18.4% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 9.0%

The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. It holds the county seat of Will County and is also incorporated in Kendall County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 106,221. Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Mr. ... NANPA redirects here. ... Area code 815 is a telephone area code for the northwestern corner and southern Chicago suburbs of the state of Illinois. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... USD redirects here. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... A real estate appraisal is a service performed, by an appraiser, that develops an opinion of value based upon the highest and best use of real property. ... In mathematics, an average or central tendency of a set (list) of data refers to a measure of the middle of the data set. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... In probability theory and statistics, a median is a type of average that is described as the number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

Joliet was first settled as a town in 1834 and originally bore the name Juliet. .[1] Some historians believe the town was named Juliet in honor of settler James B. Campbell's daughter. Other possible sources of the name include the Shakespearean character (the nearby village of Romeoville was named as a companion; see Romeo and Juliet) or a corruption of the name of French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet, who visited the area in 1673. The name was eventually changed to Joliet in his memory in 1845, and the city was incorporated in 1852. Annoyed at mispronunciation of the city's name, the town fathers passed a law banning a two-syllable version, in favor of the locally recognized "Joe-lee-ETTE".[2] Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ... Romeo and Juliet in the famous balcony scene by Ford Madox Brown For other uses, see Romeo and Juliet (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Louis Jolliet, also known as Louis Joliet (September 21, 1645 – May 22, 1700), was a Canadian explorer born in Quebec City. ... 1673 (MDCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Maps from Joliet's exploration of the area placed a large hill or mound on what is now the south west corner of the city. That hill was named Mound Jolliet, and was made up entirely of clay. The spot was mined by early settlers and is now a depression. That depression was settled soon after and became known as the town of Rockdale. Mine can refer to a number of things: Mines are tunnels used in mining for extraction of resources. ...


Like many Midwestern cities dependent on manufacturing industries, Joliet has experienced past economic troubles, with the unemployment rate reaching as high as 25% in the early 1980s. Joliet's proximity to the Chicago metropolitan area has provided some relief; the city is increasingly evolving from its status as a steel-town to an exurb. Still, most new migrants to the area are moving to Joliet to live, choosing to work in bordering Cook and DuPage counties, and the downtown area, once downtrodden, is undergoing a total revitalization. The main attractions in Joliet's City Center are the Harrah's Casino and Hotel, Joliet Jackhammers baseball (Silver Cross Field), and the Rialto Square Theatre, the 'Jewel of Joliet', which has been called one of the world's 10 most beautiful theatres. The 1999 film "Stir of Echoes" starring Kevin Bacon had scenes shot on location in Joliet at both the Rialto Theatre (the hypnotism scenes in which Bacon saw the word "Dig" on the movie screen) and at the corner of Western Avenue and Center Street (sequences showing the front of Kevin Bacon's house). Even though the movie was set in Chicago, the location in Joliet had the right "south-side" appearance and was an easier location to shoot than the large urban setting of Chicago. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey to travel to New York City A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential, from which most of the workforce commute out of the community to earn their livelihood. ... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ... The Joliet JackHammers are an independent baseball team based in Joliet, Illinois. ... Silver Cross Field is a baseball field located in Joliet, Illinois. ... The Rialto Square Theatre is a Theater in the Chicagoland city of Joliet, IL. It was a movie theater at one time, but it now houses mainly plays and stand up comedy. ... Stir of Echoes is an supernatural/ Thriller American film which was released in 1999 starring Kevin Bacon and directed by David Koepp. ... Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor who has starred in Footloose, Animal House, Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among many others. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 99.3 km² (38.3 mi²). 98.6 km² (38.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (0.76%) is water. It has a sprawling, irregular shape that extends into nine different townships, more than any other Illinois city. They are: Joliet, Plainfield, Troy, New Lenox, Jackson, Channahon, and Lockport in Will County, and Na-Au-Say and Seward in Kendall County. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 106,221 people, 36,182 households, and 25,399 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,077.6/km² (2,790.9/mi²). There were 38,176 housing units at an average density of 387.3/km² (1,003.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.32% White, 18.16% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.97% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.41% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 36,182 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.39. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,761, and the median income for a family was $55,870. Males had a median income of $41,909 versus $29,100 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,390. About 7.7% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


A special census conducted in 2006 pegged the city's population at a certified 142,702. Joliet is currently the fastest-growing city in the Midwest and the 12th-fastest-growing city in the United States among cities with more than 100,000 people.[3]


Transportation

Situated approximately 40 miles southwest of central Chicago, Joliet has long been a significant transportation hub. It lies on both sides of the Des Plaines River, a major waterway in Northern Illinois, and was one of the principal ports on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern (EJ&E) railroad came through in the 1850s, and the Santa Fe line soon followed. U.S. Highways 6 (the Grand Army of the Republic Highway), 30 (the Lincoln Highway), 45, 52, and 66 (Route 66) all ran through the city. In the 1960s, Interstate 55 and Interstate 80 made their way through Joliet, linking up near Channahon just west of the city limits. The phrase "Crossroads of Mid-America", found on the Joliet seal, is an allusion to the intersection of I-80 and I-55. Also, Joliet is the final stop on the Metra lines from Chicago Union Station along the Heritage Corridor as well as the La Salle Street Station along the Rock Island District, so there are two ways to get in and out of Joliet during the week. Traffic However is still a major occurring problem. This article needs to be wikified. ... For the university, see Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois is a region generally covering the northern third of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... The location and course of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Arizona railroads | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Louisiana railroads | Missouri railroads | Nebraska railroads | New Mexico railroads | Oklahoma railroads | Texas railroads ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST California US-395 INY 0. ... United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... United States Highway 45 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 66 or Route 66 was a highway in the U.S. Highway system. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Channahon is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... The Great Hall of Chicago Union Station, Daniel Burnham, architect Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was built 1913–1925, during the time when Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The station as rebuilt ca. ... The Rock Island District (RI) is a commuter rail line operated by Metra from Chicago, Illinois southwest to Joliet. ...


Landmarks

The famous Joliet Prison (now closed) is near downtown on Collins Street and is featured in the television show Prison Break. It was also used for the opening scenes in the popular 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers. The Joliet Arsenal (now the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie) is in nearby Elwood. Stateville Correctional Center, the principal prison for the state of Illinois, is located in the neighboring city of Crest Hill. The Rialto Square Theatre, a favorite haunt of Al Capone and filming location for scenes from Kevin Bacon's film "Stir of Echos", is on Chicago Street in downtown. There are two riverboat casinos in Joliet: the Empress Casino near Channahon and Rockdale, and a Harrah's hotel and casino downtown. (There are also many stores, restaurants, and shops, including the Westfield Louis Joliet mall located on Rt.30. Image File history File links RialtoSquareJoliet. ... Image File history File links RialtoSquareJoliet. ... The Rialto Square Theatre is a Theater in the Chicagoland city of Joliet, IL. It was a movie theater at one time, but it now houses mainly plays and stand up comedy. ... There are several things named Joliet: Louis Joliet, a 17th century explorer of North America. ... Joliet Correctional Center (colloquially known as Joliet Prison) was a prison in Joliet, Illinois, United States from 1858 to 2002. ... This article is about a television series. ... The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... Proposed redevelopment of Joliet Arsenal, February 2002. ... The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery covers 982 acres in Elwood, Illinois. ... The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a prairie reserve operated by the United States Forest Service. ... Elwood is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ... Stateville Correctional Center is a maximum security state prison for men near Joliet, Illinois, USA. Opened in 1925, it was built to accommodate 1,506 inmates, but now holds an average of over 2,700, at an annual cost of over $33,000 per prisoner. ... Crest Hill is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States. ... The Rialto Square Theatre is a Theater in the Chicagoland city of Joliet, IL. It was a movie theater at one time, but it now houses mainly plays and stand up comedy. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... A Riverboat casino is a type of casino unique to several areas of the United States. ... Channahon is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... Rockdale is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... Harrahs Entertainment, Inc. ...


Located at the northeast corner of Chicago and Clinton Streets, in downtown Joliet, is the historic Auditorium Building. Designed by G. Julian Barnes and built of limestone in 1891, it was controversial as one of the first buildings to combine religious, civic, and commercial uses. Built to replace St. John's Universalist Church, the upstairs sanctuary doubled as a civic auditorium; and the congregation leased space to businesses on the lower level. Having since sold the Auditorium Building, the congregation today survives as the Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet; however, the sanctuary of Auditorium Building no longer survives and has recently been converted into upscale condominiums. The Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet (UUCJ) is a Unitarian Universalist church, and is home to one of the oldest congregations in Joliet, Illinois. ...


Colleges and universities

Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Not to be confused with the separate University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... THE ILLINI CLUB OF WILL COUNTY Formed in 2005, The Illini Club of Will County is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigns alumni club serving the area of Will County, Illinois. ...

High schools

Joliet Central Campus, Jefferson St Exit Joliet Central High School is located at 201 E. Jefferson St, in Joliet, Illinois, USA. Built in 1901, the original building is noted for its marble floors and staircases and its castle-like limestone exterior architecture. ... Joliet West High School, along with Joliet Central, makes up the Joliet Township High School district in Joliet, Illinois. ... Joliet Catholic Academy is a coed Catholic High School located in Joliet, Illinois. ...

Sports

One of Joliet's nicknames is the "City of Champions." This nickname stems from the numerous state and national titles won by the Joliet Township High School and grade school bands over several decades.

Joliet Central Campus, Jefferson St Exit
Joliet Central Campus, Jefferson St Exit

Joliet is home to three high schools: Joliet Central, Joliet West, and Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA). Image File history File links JTHS.jpg Summary Joliet Township Hish School (Central Campus) June 2005. ... Image File history File links JTHS.jpg Summary Joliet Township Hish School (Central Campus) June 2005. ... Joliet Central Campus, Jefferson St Exit Joliet Central High School is located at 201 E. Jefferson St, in Joliet, Illinois, USA. Built in 1901, the original building is noted for its marble floors and staircases and its castle-like limestone exterior architecture. ... Joliet West High School, along with Joliet Central, makes up the Joliet Township High School district in Joliet, Illinois. ... Joliet Catholic Academy is a coed Catholic High School located in Joliet, Illinois. ...


JCA was formed in 1990 as a merger between the city's all-boys and all-girls Catholic high schools, Joliet Catholic High School and St. Francis Academy.


Joliet Central was the first of three public high schools in Joliet. Founded in 1901, JTHS (commonly called Central) is known for its high academic Scholastic Bowl team, and its Articulate Journal Club.


Joliet East (now closed) and Joliet West were built later to accommodate the baby boom. West has the record for 74 consecutive wins in Illinois for wrestling [citation needed]. The Joliet Central Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) has been an Honor Unit with Distinction for the past 20 years. West JROTC has been named an Honor Unit with Distinction two times. Joliet West High School, along with Joliet Central, makes up the Joliet Township High School district in Joliet, Illinois. ... As is often the case with a big war, after the end of World War II many countries around the globe, notably those of Europe, Asia, North America, and Australasia experienced a baby boom. ... The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program put forth by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the nation that train highschool students in Leadership and Military Sciences. ...


JCA also offers a JROTC program but is known primarily for its football. Since the founding of the state football playoffs in 1974, JCA has won a record 12 state football championships. The "Hilltoppers," have produced NFL players Mike Alstott and Tom Thayer, along with Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger of Notre Dame fame. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... See also: 1973 in sports, other events of 1974, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Michael Joseph Alstott, nicknamed The A-Train, (born December 21, 1973, Joliet, Illinois), is an American football player who plays fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Thomas Allen Thayer (Tom) was a center/guard in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Joliet Township High Schools Central have been known for their basketball teams.


JTHS Central's Band has been among the best in the nation, receiving numerous awards of achievement[citation needed]. In fact, the school's first band director, A.R. McAllister, started one of the first known high school band programs in the country in 1912 and was known as the best in the nation by the late 1920s. The JTHS band, under McAllister for three decades, would go on to win dozens of national, state, and regional band championships, helping Joliet earn its "City of Champions" moniker. This tradition of music excellence continues to this day.


Joliet also is home to the minor league baseball team the Joliet JackHammers of the Northern Independent League. The Joliet JackHammers are an independent baseball team based in Joliet, Illinois. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ...


Chicagoland Speedway is in Joliet, hosting annual events from NASCAR and the Indy Racing League. During major races, the population of the city more than doubles due to the large influx of fans. Route 66 Motor Speedway also takes place on the drag-strip across the street from the speedway. Joliet Central has become actively involved in Route 66 by building an alternative fuel source vehicle. Alternative Fuel Source Vehicle Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ...


Notable natives and/or residents

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John Barrowman (born 11 March 1967 in Mount Vernon, Glasgow) is a Scottish-American actor, musical performer, dancer, singer, and TV presenter who has lived and worked both in the United Kingdom and the United States. ... Nora Bayes Nora Bayes (1880 - 19 June 1928) was a popular United States entertainer of the early 20th century. ... John Beck (born 28 January 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American actor. ... Jodi Carlisle (born August 28, 1960) is an American actress. ... James Joseph Jimmy Chamberlin (born June 10, 1964, Joliet, Illinois) is a musician best known as the drummer for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Smashing Pumpkins (circa 1995) left to right: James Iha, DArcy, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin. ... Tyler Christopher Tyler Christopher (AKA. 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Janina Gavankar (born November 29, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois[1]) is an American actress and musician of Indian and Dutch descent. ... Mark Mud Grant (born October 24, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and is the current color commentator for the San Diego Padres television broadcasts. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Lawrence Cyril Gura (born November 26, 1947, in Joliet, Illinois) was a left-handed baseball pitcher. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Kathryn Hays as Kim Hughes Kathryn Hays (born July 26, 1933) is an American actress. ... Height of Roman Fashion is an American rock band whose members originally hail from Joliet, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois). ... Inked is a television documentary series broadcast by the A&E Network in 2005. ... 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References

  1. ^ Joliet, IL, Encyclopedia of Chicago, 2005, Accessed August 4, 2007.
  2. ^ Dumb Laws in Illinois, The Dumb Network, Accessed August 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Population Estimates for the 25 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities with Populations over 100,000 in 2006 (PDF), US Census Bureau, June 28, 2007, Accessed August 4, 2007.

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Coordinates: 41.53303° N 88.108933° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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