Pittsfield is a city in Pike County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,211 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pike County. It was home to John Hay, Lincoln's personal secretary, ambassador to England under President William McKinley, later Secretary of State for Theodore Roosevelt and creator of the Open Door Policy in China. As county seat, the town was one of the various places in central Illinois where Abraham Lincoln practiced law as part of the circuit court, working on 34 cases between 1839 and 1852. One local newspaper, now known as the Pike Press, was then owned by another of Lincoln's future secretaries, John Nicolay, and featured an editorial containing one of the first known suggestions of Lincoln as the Republican nominee for the presidency. Pittsfield is the self-proclaimed "Pork Capital" of the Midwest, owing to the long history of pork production in the region, which fed into the large meat-packing industry of Chicago. Though agriculture in the region is no longer so dependent on pork, the town still hosts a yearly "Pig Days" festival. The local high school football team, the Saukees, still holds the record for longest winning streak in the state. Starting with their season opening 6-0 win over North Greene in 1966, the Pittsfield Saukees reeled off 64 consecutive wins, which included 15 straight shutouts between 1969 and 1971. The streak extended all the way through to the second game of the 1973 season, when Pittsfield dropped a 12-0 decision to Winchester. Pittsfield is the birthplace of TV actor Ryan Carnes, the two-time Illinois state wrestling champion John Wise, and the Illinois single season home run record holder Scott Riley. It is the setting for Jamie Gilson's book, Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs. Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens wrote a song about Pittsfield on his album The Avalanche.

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Answers to business bankruptcy law issues in Illinois

There are six basic types of bankruptcy cases provided for under the Bankruptcy Code, each of which is discussed...

Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be...

Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for "liquidation," ( i.e., the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and...

Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for reorganization of municipalities (which includes cities and towns, as...

Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code provides (generally) for reorganization, usually involving a corporation or...

Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code provides for adjustment of debts of a "family farmer," or a "family fisherman" as...

Chapter 15 is a new chapter added to the Bankruptcy Code by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection...

Although the Bankruptcy Code provides for a stockbroker liquidation proceeding (11 U.S.C. ยง 741 et seq.), it is far...

Most debtors who file a bankruptcy petition, and many of their creditors, know very little about the bankruptcy...

Laws prohibit debt collectors from using abusive or deceptive tactics to collect a debt. Unfortunately, many...

Federal court opinions concerning business bankruptcy law in Illinois