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    • June Unemployment Rate Down; Private Jobs Up

    • BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY; Business and industry: Employment; Business and industry: Employment: Unemployment; State government: State agencies; State government: State government facilities
    • Press Release: The Illinois seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped -0.4 point to 10.4 percent in June, according to data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The drop matches the April-to-May decrease and remains...
    • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Handbook

    • Business and industry: Employment: Employment benefits; Business and industry: Employment: Labor laws; Business and industry: Employment: Unemployment
    • This publication provides detailed instructions on how job seekers can apply for unemployment insurance benefits. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) collects unemployment insurance taxes from the states liable employers and...
    • Business and Industry: G - O

    • Business enterprises--Illinois; Business enterprises--Illinois--St. Charles history; Saint Charles (Ill.)--History
    • Photocopies of newspaper articles compiled by St. Charles Public Library staff. Organized alphabetically by business name. Dates currently referenced: 1878-1991. Commentary and notes by Library staff
    • Watch Word October 1923

    • Clock and watch makers -- Illinois -- Elgin; Elgin (Ill.) -- History; Elgin National Watch Co.;
    • The October 1923 issue of the Watch Word, a magazine for and about the employees of the National Watch Company in Elgin, Illinois.
    • Josephine

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: JosephineSyle: Hipped, Gabled Porch, 1 storyAddress: 406 Adams, ElginFirst owner: Brown, Earl D.1st City Directory Listing: 1927Documentation: Current owner reports oral history of GW Brown building this house and 400 Adams for his sons....
    • Rodessa

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: RodessaStyle: Hipped side gable, 1 storyAddress: 432 Adams, ElginFirst owner: Steve, Irvin & AlmaDocumentation: Son of builder, Irvin Steve reports it is a Sears house, ordered and erected by his parents. External appearance matches catalog...
    • Langston

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Langston; Style: Four square; Address: 935 Cedar, Elgin; First owner: Timm, William C. & Alice; Documentation: Second owner who bought it in 1941 confirms that it is a Sears kit, and her daughters friends says that the floor plan matches...
    • Berwyn

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Berwyn; Style: crossed gable, 1.5 story; Address: 310 S. Clifton, Elgin; First owner: Wood, Thomas & Beulah; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo. Unique Sears front door. 1st City Directory listing: 1935.
    • Crafton

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Crafton* (built from Sears plan, not kit); Style: front gable, 1.5 story; Address: 291 Sexauer, Elgin; Documentation: When current owner purchased the house right after World War II they were told it is a Sears house. Exterior detail matches...
    • Josephine

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Josephine; Style: hipped side gable, gabled porch, 1 story; Address: 651 Congdon, Elgin; First owner: Burns, George A. & Frieda; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo. Part number found on basement ceiling joist. 1st City...
    • Dundee

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Dundee; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 669 Congress; First owner: Kleiser, Erling G. & Sophie; Documentation: exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1929.
    • Hampton

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Hampton; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 950 Cookane, Elgin; First owner: Elsholtz, Frank C. & Minnie; Documentation: Former owner was told by 3 neighbors that it is a Sears house. Exterior detail matches catalog photo. Historical...
    • Rodessa

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Rodessa; Style: hipped side gable, 1 story; Address: 958 Cookane, Elgin; First owner: Kaptain, Steve A. & Ethyl; Documentation: exterior details matches catalog photo; 1st City Directory listing: 1927.
    • Hampton

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Hampton; Style: front gable, 1 story; Address: 624 Cooper, Elgin; First owner: Kruse, Max & Emma; Documentation: Unique Sears front door; exterior detail matches catalog. 1st City Directory listing: 1931.
    • Solace

    • Dwellings;
    • Model: Solace; Style: hipped side gable, 1.5 story; Address: 7 S. Dubois, Elgin; First owner: Brockner, Roscoe N. & Lulu; Documentation: Neighbor reports this Sears kit was built by Roscoe Brockner. Exterior detail matches catalog photo; 1st City...

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