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Old 01-02-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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I'm transferring to CACH, the UPS facility in Hodgkins. Can a person live somewhat rurally, in like Sandwich, Plainfield, out past Aurora.. or that southwest of Chicago area, and be able to commute on I-55?

I see that I-55 is not a toll road, but I assume that means, its total gridlock. I work nights. I've considered NW Indiana, but thats $6 per day in tolls to get to work and back. I know this from a co-worker who lives in Lowell, IN.

Secondly, emisson tests. If I live out there .. far from Chicago, do I still need a smog test? I have a 20 year old car, that likely would not pass.

Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I'm not sure that you would call this rural, but you might want to consider Willow Springs. It's only 1 mile south of your workplace, and has a population of about 5000. The town is bordered by the Des Plaines River to the north and several square miles of forest preserves (i.e. Paw Paw Woods) to the south, so it's pretty easy to get away from it all.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:12 AM
 
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If you work nights, what is the problem? I 55 is somewhat unique in that traffic inbound PM and outbound AM is rather light.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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Secondly, emisson tests. If I live out there .. far from Chicago, do I still need a smog test? I have a 20 year old car, that likely would not pass.
Good news. Model year 1995 and older vehicles are exempt from testing.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I'm transferring to CACH, the UPS facility in Hodgkins. Can a person live somewhat rurally, in like Sandwich, Plainfield, out past Aurora.. or that southwest of Chicago area, and be able to commute on I-55?

I see that I-55 is not a toll road, but I assume that means, its total gridlock. I work nights. I've considered NW Indiana, but thats $6 per day in tolls to get to work and back. I know this from a co-worker who lives in Lowell, IN.

Secondly, emisson tests. If I live out there .. far from Chicago, do I still need a smog test? I have a 20 year old car, that likely would not pass.

Thanks.
If you are working in Hodgkins why would you live all the way in Sandwich? As far as 55 all the way from Sandwich you would most likely take 126 to 55, and 55 to Hodgkins will have traffic but it won't be horrible. The emissions test is required by all passenger vehicles in IL regardless of location.
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