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    Importance of Setting in Shirley Jackson's The Lottery The setting in the beginning of The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity.  The image portrayed by the author is that of a typical town on a normal summer day.  Shirley Jackson uses this setting to foreshadow an ironic ending. First, Jackson begins by establishing the setting.  She tells the reader what time of day and what time of year the story takes place.  This is important to get the reader

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    Illinois Median Household Income

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    and low values). Illinois has a wide range of median household income levels ranging from $28,725 (Alexander County) to $85,630 (Kendall County) with an average of $56,230 (American FactFinder). The counties with the highest median household income are Will, Du Page, McHenry, Lake, and Kendall County which all surround Cook County (except Kendall which surrounds Will) while the counties with the lowest median household income are located mostly in the most southern part of Illinois (American FactFinder)

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    Local History of Will County

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    Will County is home to a number of historical landmarks, famous figures, and a plethora of history. It was not always as built up as parts of it are now; Some two hundred years prior, Will County was a land of prairies in which it was farmed and hunted by the Potawatomi Indian tribe. The first established settlement in the boundaries of the county were made by a man named Jesse Walker in 1826. He named it Walker’s Grove, and worked with Potawatomi in the areas of agriculture, milling, and trading

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    The Octopus - Review

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    At the turn of the century, American readers were interested only in stories with happy endings, where goodness was praised and evil was punished. They did not particularly care if that was a false interpretation of the way life really was. When men such as Frank Norris, the author of The Octopus, wrote angrily of the injustices and poverty to be found in America, readers turned away. The Octopus made them change their minds. The course of the novel and the reality of its characters held the readers’

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    Spoon River Anthology

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    Spoon River Anthology The Spoon River Anthology, written by Edgar Lee Masters in 1915, was a unique piece of work in both style and structure. There are over two hundred “stories” told by the dead people who once lived in the town of Spoon River. The lives and dreams of these people are written as poems. The poetry itself is an excellent example of early modernist style. Since there are many people from many different backgrounds, and even different generations, (There are examples of Old

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    Survey Results

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    area. In accordance with the Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s goal of reducing the total population of Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in a manner that does not neglect public safety: various community service providers who serve the re-entering population in Cook County were surveyed regarding the barriers they face in serving their target populations. To achieve the goal President Toni Preckwinkle has set for Cook County: we must ensure that the service

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    common with Wagner Farm than with the elegant single-family homes arranged in well-maintained subdivisions that now surround it. The development of Niles Center in many ways embodies a regional pattern of suburban development in 19th Century Cook County. With the exception of a few showcase towns like Riverside, Hyde Park Center, and the settlements along

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    We started at an elevation of about 6,400 feet. At his location there were many Pinion Pines, Junipers, rabbit brush, sagebrush, Indian rice grass, and cheat grass. At this location there were two different layouts. There were areas with more trees making a forest and there was a large area that had a few trees scattered through out. There were efforts to increase land for deer to graze so the trees were chain sawed down. Sadly their efforts failed because cheat grass has taken over all the open

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    those in its path of destruction. With a death toll totaling at least 695 people, and over 2,000 other injuries, the tri-state could have been one of the most devastating tornadoes in America's history. Tearing through southern regions of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925, the great tri-state tornado lasted about three and a half hours. From the time it touched down three miles northwest of Ellington, Missouri at 1:01 p.m. to the 4:30 p.m. dissipation southwest of Petersburg, Indiana

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    Reten Pantier Poem

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    Edgar Lee Masters was a poet and novelist born in the late 1800s. He is most known for his famous 1915 publication of Spoon River Anthology, a compilation of 244 free-verse epitaphs told from the grave by the former residents, both real and imaginary, of Spoon River, a fictitious small town. All 244 dead residents of Spoon River have a story to tell about their victories, hardships, and their secrets. Masters became famous by revealing the secret lives and loves of a small town’s residents, told

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