Illinois has long held the record for the most units of local government in any state — 8,923 local taxing bodies to be exact, according to a recent report by the Chicago-based Civic Federation.
Illinois residents who live in the 217 area code now need to dial a full 10-digit number when making local calls. The area code encompasses Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, and Quincy, and other parts of Central Illinois. The change in dialing requirements corresponds with a new 447 area code being overlaid in the region on March 27.
Originally aired February 23, 2021. Jos é Gobbo, Jr. is a UIS music professor and a jazz guitarist.
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When Marvin Gayes record Whats Going On came out in 1971, unemployment was at a high of 6%, people were protesting police brutality, and Americans were angry over the Vietnam War. Whats Going On reflected those times with laser-sharp precision, and its gone on to become Motowns biggest commercial success. And 50 years later, the themes of the album still reflect some of the most significant challenges and divisions we face as a society. But many people may be surprised to learn that this...