List of county courthouses in Illinois

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Courthouse Image Location Year Comments Adams Adams County Courthouse, Quincy.jpg Quincy
39°56′6″N 91°24′28″W / 39.93500°N 91.40778°W / 39.93500; -91.40778 (Adams County Courthouse) 1950[2]:15 Built to replace a former courthouse destroyed by a tornado[2]:15 Alexander Alexander County Courthouse, Cairo.jpg Cairo
37°0′20″N 89°10′34″W / 37.00556°N 89.17611°W / 37.00556; -89.17611 (Alexander County Courthouse) 1965[3] Modernist building from the 1960s;[2]:16 one of two extant courthouses in Cairo, along with the Old Customhouse.[4]Previous courthouse in Thebes is still standing[5] Bond BondCountyCourthouse GreenvilleIL.jpg Greenville
38°53′33″N 89°24′46″W / 38.89250°N 89.41278°W / 38.89250; -89.41278 (Bond County Courthouse) 1884[2]:19 Bond County’s fourth courthouse[6] Boone Boone County Courthouse, Illinois.jpg Belvidere
42°15′54″N 88°50′42″W / 42.26500°N 88.84500°W / 42.26500; -88.84500 (Boone County Courthouse) 1855[2]:20 Second-oldest Illinois courthouse in continuous use;[2]:
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New Grand Chain, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,254 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
New Grand Chain: $75,254
Illinois: $209,100

Lower value quartile – upper value quartile: $56,940 – $126,079

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $66,773
Here: $66,773
State: $266,086

Mobile homes: $10,016
Here: $10,016
State: $59,325

Total population: 200 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 228 (7 farm, 221 nonfarm))

Houses: 115 (66 occupied: 52 owner occupied, 14 renter occupied)

% of renters here: 21%
State: 34%

Housing density: 109 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019 in this county: $29,666.

Median contract rent in 2019: $500 (lower quartile is $428, upper quartile is $325)

Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,675

Median gross rent in New Grand Chain, IL in 2019:

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Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois

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In 2020 the Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered, a yearlong focus on namesake Dr. Edith Farnsworth’s life and times. The centerpiece of this nine-month project is Edith Farnsworth’s Country House – a temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House to reflect its 1955 appearance. A new tour and exhibits focused on the untold story of this remarkable woman, who was an accomplished research physician, classically-trained violinist, poet and translator, world traveler and music-lover, are now available.

The Farnsworth House, designed and built in the International Style by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth from 1949-1951, is one of the world’s most widely-recognized and studied structures constructed in the 20th century. As one of the pinnacle works of Mies van der Rohe’s style and philosophy, it remains an international pilgrimage site for thousands of architecture students and professionals

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