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Encyclopedia > Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
City
A snowy day in Carle Park west of the Urbana High School. On the right is a statue of Abraham Lincoln by Lorado Taft.
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Area 27.2 mi² (70 km²)
 - land 27.2 mi² (70 km²)
 - water 0.0 mi² (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 40°06′35″N 88°12′15″W / 40.109665, -88.204247Coordinates: 40°06′35″N 88°12′15″W / 40.109665, -88.204247
 - elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population 37,362 (2000)
Density 3,468.3 /mi² (1,339 /km²)
Founded 1833
Mayor Laurel Lunt Prussing
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Location of Urbana within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : www.city.urbana.il.us

Urbana (pronounced [ɝˈbænə]) is the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United StatesGR6. As of the 2005 population estimates, the population was 38,463. The city was named after Urbana, Ohio. The current mayor is Laurel Lunt Prussing. List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Download high resolution version (2000x1500, 1004 KB)Snowfall on Carle Park, Urbana, IL, 2004-12-26 Source: Photo taken by Capybara File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Self-portrait from the Fountain of Time, Chicago, IL Columbus Fountain, Washington D.C. Lorado Zadoc Taft (April 29, 1860–October 30, 1936) was an American sculptor, writer and educator, was born in Elmwood, Illinois in 1860. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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Geography

Urbana is located at 40°6′35″N, 88°12′15″W (40.109665, -88.204247)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 27.2 km² (10.5 mi²), of which 0.10% is water body. 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. ... Lulworth Cove in Dorset, England (Great Britain) A fjord (Lysefjorden) in Norway River Gambia flowing through Niokolokoba National Park Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia A tide pool on Gabriola Island, British Columbia showing ochre sea stars A body of water is any significant accumulation of water such as an ocean, a...


Urbana shares a border with the neighboring town of Champaign. The site of the main campus of the University of Illinois straddles the border between both cities. Together, these two cities are often referred to as Urbana-Champaign (the designation used by the University), Champaign-Urbana (the more common usage, due to the larger size of Champaign), or, colloquially by some, Chambana. Urbana, Champaign, and the nearby village of Savoy form the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area. Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Savoy is a village located in Champaign County, Illinois. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Champaign-Urbana, is a region in east central Illinois. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 36,395 people, 14,327 households, and 6,217 families residing in the city. The official 2000 Census population used is 37,362, however, because of an enumeration error during the original population count. The population density was 1,339.6/km² (3,468.3/mi²). There were 15,311 housing units at an average density of 563.5/km² (1,459.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.01% White, 14.34% African American, 0.18% Native American, 14.24% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% 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 14,327 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 56.6% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.83. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 14.9% under the age of 18, 36.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 111.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $27,819, and the median income for a family was $42,655. Males had a median income of $32,827 versus $26,349 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,969. About 13.3% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% 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. ...


Student Population

Urbana houses a significant fraction of the roughly 40,000 college students attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Transportation

Downtown Urbana is located southwest of the intersection of its two busiest streets: U.S. Highway 150 (University Avenue) and U.S. Highway 45 (Vine Street/Cunningham Avenue). US 150 runs west to Champaign and east to St. Joseph. US 45 runs north to Rantoul, and south to Tuscola and Arcola. United States Highway 150 is a 571 mile long northwest-southeast United States highway, signed as east-west. ... United States Highway 45 is a north-south United States highway. ... St. ... Rantoul is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. ... Tuscola, Illinois Post Office. ... Arcola is a city in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. ...


Most of Urbana lies south of I-74. There are three exits (from west to east): Lincoln, Cunningham and University. The Lincoln exit is closest to the University of Illinois, while the Cunningham exit goes to downtown Urbana. The University exit goes to downtown Urbana as well as Illinois Route 130 to Philo. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 74 Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Illinois Route 130 is a north-south state road in eastern Illinois. ... Philo is a village located in Champaign County, Illinois. ...


The Norfolk Southern operates an east to west line through Urbana. The NS line connects industries in eastern Urbana to the Norfolk Southern main line at Mansfield, Illinois, west of Champaign. The line now operated by Norfolk Southern is the former Peoria & Eastern Railway, later operated as part of the Big Four (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway), New York Central, Penn Central, and Conrail systems, being sold by Conrail to Norfolk Southern in 1996. Construction of the line was begun by the Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad. This short-lived entity became part of the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway before the railroad was completed. A branch line of the Norfolk and Western Railway used to connect Urbana with the main line from Danville to Decatur at Sidney, Illinois, but this was first rerouted and later closed. Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... Mansfield is a village located in Piatt County, Illinois in the United States. ... The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Pennsylvania and New York Central Transportation Company, almost always called Penn Central, was an American railroad company that operated from 1968 until 1976. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Indiana Bloomington and Western Railway was formed on 20 July 1869 from the merger of the Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Railroad with the Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad. ... The Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) (AAR reporting marks NW), a US class I railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... Sidney is a village located in Champaign County, Illinois. ...


Culture

Market at the Square

Market at the Square.
Market at the Square.

The Market at the Square (otherwise known as the Farmers' Market) has been a community event in Urbana since 1979.[1] Every Saturday morning from some time in May to some time in November, dozens of vendors set up shop in the Lincoln Square parking lot in downtown Urbana. They primarily sell local produce (including corn, tomatoes, and watermelons), but one can also find local crafts, music, and booths for various community and political organizations. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...


Urbana Free Library

Urbana Free Library
Urbana Free Library

The Urbana Free Library is located in the downtown area. The library is one of the first public libraries in Illinois and was founded in 1874. The library houses historical archives of Champaign County which can be used for genealogical research. The historic building which houses the library was built in 1918. A major new addition was opened in 2005. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2133 KB) Photo of Urbana Free Library, Urbana, Illinois. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2133 KB) Photo of Urbana Free Library, Urbana, Illinois. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Their web site can be found at urbanafreelibrary.org


The library is publicly funded and receives additional support from about 600 people who have joined "The Friends of the Urbana Free Library".


Lincoln Hotel

The Lincoln Hotel is connected to Lincoln Square Mall, an indoor walking mall, in the center of Urbana. The hotel was built in 1924 in a mixture of classic European styles. It was completely remodeled in 1977, and a number of new rooms were added to the top floor. For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ...


Points of interest

A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The University of Illinois Arboretum (160 acres) is a new arboretum, with gardens, currently under construction on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. ... The University of Illinois Conservatory and Plant Collection is a conservatory (2,000 square foot) and botanical garden located in the Plant Sciences Laboratory Greenhouses, on the University of Illinois campus, 1201 South Dorner Drive, Urbana, Illinois. ... // History of the Center The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was built in 1969 at the University of Illinois as an educational and performing arts complex. ...

Urbana in film

The Cinema Gallery in downtown Urbana
The Cinema Gallery in downtown Urbana

In the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Urbana was named as the location where the malfunctioning HAL 9000 computer of the ill fated Discovery Mission to Jupiter was programmed. The 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot also mentions Urbana. Near the beginning of this film, Jack Lemmon's character, an unemployed bass player, suggests to Tony Curtis, a saxophone player, that the two visit Urbana to play at the University of Illinois. Instead, the two musicians elected to join a women's band in Florida. The Cinema cafe in downtown Urbana, IL Source: Image taken by Dori License: Dual GFDL and CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Cinema cafe in downtown Urbana, IL Source: Image taken by Dori License: Dual GFDL and CC File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... HAL 9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarkes Space Odyssey saga. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award and Cannes Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ...


Urbana provides the setting for Bert I. Gordon's 1957 science fiction film, The Beginning of the End. Parodied on the television program, Mystery Science Theater 3000, this movie features the unintentional creation of dangerous, giant grasshoppers as a result of agricultural research gone awry. Bert I. Gordon (born Bert Ira Gordon, September 24, 1922 in Kenosha, WI) is an American film director most famous for such sci-fi and horror B-movies as The Amazing Colossal Man and Village of the Giants. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ...


Urbana in literature

Spanish writer Javier Cercas uses Urbana as the geographical background of two of his novels ("La velocidad de la luz" (2005) and "El inquilino" (1989)). Javier Cercas (born 1962, Ibahernando, Cáceres, Spain) is a writer and, since 1989, a Professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona, Spain. ...


Education

Urbana High School

Urbana High School, 1914
Urbana High School, 1914
Urbana High School, 2003.
Urbana High School, 2003.

Urbana High School's original building was built in 1914. It was designed by architect Joseph Royer who also designed many other area buildings such as the Urbana Free Library and the Champaign County Court House. The architecture is of the Tudor style defined primarily by the towers over the main entrance and flattened point arches over the doors. Image File history File linksMetadata New_uhs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata New_uhs. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 703 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Urbana High School 1002 S. Race Street Urbana, Illinois 61801 *Description: Fotos from the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 703 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Urbana High School 1002 S. Race Street Urbana, Illinois 61801 *Description: Fotos from the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois area. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round...


An addition was built in 1916, which included a gymnasium and swimming pool. Due to increasing enrollment, other additions were built in 1955 and in 1965. In 1988, an enclosed athletic area was added and the old gymnasium/pool wing was converted into classrooms. The entire building was also renovated to meet safety codes. The Urbana Park District Indoor Aquatic Center was built in 2003, adjoining Urbana High School and bringing the building to its current visage. Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Film critic and Urbana native Roger Ebert is a graduate of Urbana High School. During his senior year he was co-editor of the school newspaper, the Echo. Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ...


University Laboratory High School

Not part of the Urbana School District, University Laboratory High School is a publicly funded laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana. University Laboratory High School is a laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, that has students from 8th grade (roughly age 13) through 12th grade. ... Laboratory School (TSU-LS or LS) the High School department of Tarlac State University , Tarlac City. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Urbana Middle School

Urbana Middle School was first used as Urbana Junior High School in 1953. Since then, the school has been renovated for space in 2003. The school currently serves 1047 students from grades 6 to 8. The school is renowned for its band program, which went to the Illinois State Band Competition (Superstate) twelve years in a row from 1994-2006. Urbana Middle School, or UMS for short, is a middle school in Urbana, Illinois. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ...


Urbana Elementary Schools

The Elementary schools in Urbana are: Leal, King, Prairie, Thomas Paine, Wiley, and Yankee Ridge.


Test scores

Urbana Middle School and all elementary schools in the Urbana School District passed their Adequate Yearly Progress in the 2005-2006 school year, as determined by scores in the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. However, Urbana High School (by way of the Prairie State Achievement Examination) did not. University Laboratory High School students do not take these tests, despite being a public school, because it is not part of a local school district[2]. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a term defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. ... The Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) is a two-day standardized test taken by all High School Juniors in Illinois. ...


Parks

Carle Park, 2003.
Carle Park, 2003.

Carle Park, established in 1909, is located at Indiana and Garfield, just west of Urbana High School in Central Urbana. Measuring 8.3 acres, it contains a statue entitled Lincoln the Lawyer by Lorado Taft and more than 50 well-established trees that are part of the Hickman Tree Walk. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 1,011 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Carle Park, Urbana, Illinois, established in 1909, is located at Indiana and Garfield in Central Urbana. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 1,011 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Carle Park, Urbana, Illinois, established in 1909, is located at Indiana and Garfield in Central Urbana. ... Self-portrait from the Fountain of Time, Chicago, IL Columbus Fountain, Washington D.C. Lorado Zadoc Taft (April 29, 1860–October 30, 1936) was an American sculptor, writer and educator, was born in Elmwood, Illinois in 1860. ...


Meadowbrook Park is located southeast of the Race Street and Windsor Road intersection. The park covers 130 acres, including 80 of recreated Illinois tallgrass prairie. Around the prairie restoration center of the park loops a wide concrete path, suitable for walking, running, and bicycling. Several small hills make the path unsuitable for inexperienced rollerbladers. The path is adorned by about twenty large sculptures from local artists. A playground, shelter, and parking lot are located near the Windsor Road entrance. A community garden, an herbal garden, the Timpone Ornamental Tree Grove and a shelter are located near the Race Street entrance. The park also contains many streams which are among the first tributaries of the Embarras River. Prairie grasses The tallgrass prairie is an ecosystem native to central North America, with fire as its primary periodic disturbance. ... Community gardens are small plots of land allocated to groups of people by some organization that holds title or lease to the land, sometimes for rent, sometimes simply as a grant of land. ... // The Embarras River (pronounced AM-brah) is a tributary of the Wabash River, 185 mi (298 km) long, in southeastern Illinois in the United States. ...


The Urbana Dog Park, located on East Perkins Road, is a place to walk one's dog without a leash.


To find about the other parks and recreational areas in Urbana, see Urbana Park District Facilities


Swimming Pools

The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center

The Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center is a public indoor pool operated by the Urbana Park District and Urbana School District. It is located between Urbana High School and Urbana Middle School. Image File history File linksMetadata Aqua1a. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Aqua1a. ...


Crystal Lake Pool is a public outdoor pool. It is located on Broadway Street, across from the Anita Purves Nature Center.


Windsor Swim & Tennis Club is a privately owned facility in south Urbana that offers swimming lessons, day camp for kids, and more.


Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) has an indoor pool with a water slide, volleyball, basketball, and a hot tub. CRCE is owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Freer Hall and Kenney Gym both have indoor lap pools. These facilities are owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Media

FM Radio

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AM Radio

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Analog Television

WCIA channel 3 is the CBS affiliate located in Champaign, Illinois. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Look up will in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WICD, which brands itself as ABC NewsChannel 15, is an ABC affiliate located in Champaign, Illinois. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... The giant Galligantua and the wicked old magician transform the dukes daughter into a white hind. ... This article is about the television network. ... WBUI, Central Illinois CW, is an affiliate of The CW in Decatur, Illinois. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WCCU and WRSP are affiliates of the Fox Broadcasting Company in Urbana, Illinois and Springfield, Illinois. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... WCFN is the MyNetworkTV affiliate located in Springfield, Illinois. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... PBS redirects here. ...

Digital Television (DTV)

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  • 18 WAND-DT, NBC
  • 22 WBUI-DT, WB
  • 26 WCCU-DT, Fox
  • 41 WICD-DT, ABC
  • 48 WCIA-DT, CBS
  • 50 WEIU-DT, PBS

Print

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Notes

  1. ^ Market at the Square
  2. ^ Becky McCabe, Division Administrator, Student Assessment Division (August 21, 2006). Memorandum:2006-07 Guidance – Graduation and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PDF). Illinois State Board of Education. Retrieved on April 20, 2007.
  3. ^ Christine Harper and David Clarke, "American Dougan Emulates Gruebel at Credit Suisse," Bloomberg.com http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=akg3Dpvfufoc

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