|Counties||DeWitt and McLean|
|Elevation||748 ft (228 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
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Watkins is an unincorporated community in DeWitt and McLean counties, Illinois, United States. Watkins is located on U.S. Route 150, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Farmer City.
DeWitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,561. Its county seat is Clinton. The county was formed on March 1, 1839 from Macon and McLean counties. The county was named in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton.
McLean County is the largest county by land area in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 169,572. Its county seat is Bloomington.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.
Vermilion County is a county in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Illinois, between the Indiana border and Champaign County. It was established in 1826 and was the 45th of Illinois' 102 counties. According to the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 81,625, a decrease of 2.7% in 2000. It contains 21 incorporated settlements; the county seat and largest city is Danville.
Montgomery is a village in Kane and Kendall counties, Illinois, as well as a Chicago suburb. The population was 18,438 at the 2010 census, up from 5,471 at the 2000 census. As of 2017 the estimated population was 19,701. Between 2000 and 2010 the village population grew 237 percent, making Montgomery the ninth fastest growing municipality in Illinois during the decade.
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research university in Illinois and the flagship institution of the University of Illinois System. Founded in 1867 as a land-grant institution, its campus is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana.
Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. is a former American politician who served as a Democratic Congressman representing Illinois's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. He is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and, prior to his career in elected office, worked for his father in both the elder Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign and his social justice, civil rights and political activism organization, Operation PUSH. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, served on the Chicago City Council. He served as a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. Jackson established a consistent liberal record on both social and fiscal issues, and he has co-authored books on civil rights and personal finance.
These are tables of congressional delegations from Illinois to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
The American Coalition for Fathers and Children (ACFC) is an organization that promotes the reform of family law to increase shared parenting where children live equal or close to equal time with their father and mother after divorce. It believes that both parents should be responsible for the emotional, psychological and financial well-being of their children, and that child support orders should reflect the relative parenting contribution of both parents in a shared parenting plan. The organization also work for grandparent visitation rights to foster strong grandchildren-grandparent relationships after divorce. ACFC has a national system of state affiliates.
The University of Illinois College of Law is a law school located in Champaign, Illinois, and one of the professional graduate schools of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
John Thomas Watkins was a Democratic U.S. representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district with service from 1905 to 1921. A lawyer in his hometown of Minden in Webster Parish, Watkins was a state district court judge prior to his election to Congress.
Watkins v. United States, 354 U.S. 178 (1957), is a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that held that the power of the United States Congress is not unlimited in conducting investigations and that nothing in the United States Constitution gives it the authority to expose the private affairs of individuals.
Ethel Minnie Lackie, also known by her married name Ethel Watkins, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder.
The Congressional election in Illinois's 2nd congressional district on December 12, 1995 resulted in the entry to Congress of Jesse Jackson, Jr. as a Democratic Party representative, a position he held until 2012.
The city of Chicago, Illinois held a nonpartisan mayoral election on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Incumbent Mayor Richard M. Daley, a member of the Democratic Party who had been in office since 1989, did not seek a seventh term as mayor. This was the first election since 1947 in which an incumbent mayor of Chicago did not seek reelection.
Hollis Watkins is an activist born in Lincoln County, Mississippi who became part of the Civil Rights Movement activities in the state during the 1960s. He became a member and organizer with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1961, was a county organizer for 1964's "Freedom Summer", and assisted the efforts of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to unseat the regular Mississippi delegation from their chairs at the 1964 Democratic Party national convention in Atlantic City. He founded Southern Echo, a group that gives support to other grass-roots organizations in Mississippi. He also is a founder of the Mississippi Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.
Jaylen Watkins is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins is a member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 5th district, which is located on the West Side of Chicago. Prior to her service as a member of the Illinois Senate she was a community activist and ran for Mayor of Chicago.
Ruth V. Watkins is an American scholar of child language and speech pathology. She is the 16th and current president of the University of Utah.
Steven Charles Watkins Jr. is an American veteran, politician and businessman who serves as a member of the United States House of Representatives for Kansas' 2nd congressional district.
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