That’s why AARP Illinois and Crain’s Chicago Business have joined together to launch [email protected] Illinois – a recognition of Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities. — By Ryan Gruenenfelder For too long Illinois has been without a comprehensive, balanced budget that helps make life better for residents of all ages.
Since 2002, the Governor and the General Assembly have failed to pass a truly balanced budget.
The Illinois Watch Company was founded in 1870 as the Springfield Watch Co. Illinois turned out about five million watches before being sold to the Hamilton Watch Co. Hamilton continued production in Springfield for several years and then moved operations to the Hamilton plant in Lancaster.
Illinois watches continued to be produced as different designs from Hamilton watches until 1949 when the name was retired.
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