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Old 11-04-2011, 06:34 AM
Location: Chicago
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Are you going to be working at Verizon? I am almost positive that there are no sidewalks around there. I have seen people walking along that stretch and they look miserable in winter. You may be able to find a colleague who would agree to pick you up at Big Timber or Elgin stations.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:57 AM
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That's possible and I'm willing to look into that once I get there, but initially not likely as I don't know anyone there. But ya, once I meet some people I may be able to work that out. Still, don't want to rely on it. I'm planning as of the moment to just get the PACE add on for Metra.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:42 PM
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Okay, so I realize this may not be exactly what you asked.... but depending on where in Elgin you will be working, you may want to consider South Elgin or St. Charles to live. Both are pretty nice cities -- but certainly not a "downtown" atmosphere. Schaumburg/Hoffman/Roselle are pretty busy areas. Your commute from South Elgin or St. Charles will likely be shorter and easier -- if you are okay with a little less busy communities.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:22 AM
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Roselle,lombard or elmhurst. clean metra in the downtown...go with elmhurst
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:35 AM
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I like the sound of Schaumburg/Hoffman/Roselle because there is some stuff going on there, don't have to go into the city every time I want to do something. Plus, south elgin isn't on Metra and that's important to me.Otherwise South Elgin would very much be in play... but I'll keep it in mind.
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