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1 Village (1990 pop. 28,284), Cook co., NE Ill., a residential suburb adjacent to Chicago, on the Chicago River; settled 1832, inc. 1899. The village has a replica (half size) of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

2 City (1990 pop. 12,458), Berrien co., SW Mich., on the St. Joseph River; inc. 1829. Manufactures include paper and metal products, transportation equipment, and machinery. It was the site of a Jesuit Mission (1690) and of Fort St. Joseph, built by the French (1697). The fort fell to the British (1761), to the Native Americans (Pontiac's RebellionPontiac's Rebellion,
 Pontiac's Conspiracy,
or Pontiac's War,
1763–66, Native American uprising against the British just after the close of the French and Indian Wars, so called after one of its leaders, Pontiac.
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, 1763), and to the Spanish and Native Americans (1780, 1781). Permanent settlement began in 1827, and as a station on the stagecoach route between Detroit and Chicago, Niles grew as a commercial and industrial center. A botanic garden is in the city, and Ring LardnerLardner, Ring
(Ringgold Wilmer Lardner), 1885–1933, American humorist and short-story writer, b. Niles, Mich. He was a sports reporter in Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston from 1907 to 1919.
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 was born there.

3 City (1990 pop. 21,128), Trumbull co., NE Ohio, on the Mahoning River; settled 1806, inc. as a city 1895. It produces steel, building materials, and lathes. There is a memorial to President William McKinleyMcKinley, William,
1843–1901, 25th president of the United States (1897–1901), b. Niles, Ohio. He was educated at Poland (Ohio) Seminary and Allegheny College. After service in the Union army in the Civil War, he returned to Ohio and became a lawyer at Canton.
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, who was born in Niles.

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This is one reason Niles is tapping into opportunities in the alternative energy sector.
A trainload of 1,200 Klan members who intended to join the parade was met at the Niles depot by a mob armed with guns, knives, clubs and homemade bombs.
As one moves through a Niles house, chromed columns and canted walls reflect and deflect the light, containing the open spaces and exploding the enclosed.
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One favorite family activity is riding the Niles Canyon Railway (from $11; 6 Kilkare Rd.
th] Niles Village Board meeting very closely," said Pearson.
Niles has created a fund for himself, and some of his long-time friends are stepping in to help him get back on his feet.
Niles started in local radio 48 years ago, working at influential KBCA from the mid-'60s through the end of the '70s - the last peak era in jazz.
In his new role, Niles will assume overall responsibility for the company's financial management.
Niles told the committee of his decision after a meeting Thursday night.
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Schools need to accomplish much of this interaction, differentiation and truth telling through the technologies that today's teens know and love best, said Niles, including instant messaging, blogs, podcasts, personalized email and text messaging.