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Old 08-03-2018, 07:07 PM
 
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But Keeneyville and Eola are unincorporated. Isn't one of the rules of the game it has to be incorporated?
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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But Keeneyville and Eola are unincorporated. Isn't one of the rules of the game it has to be incorporated?
I think so. I could also say that the little piece of unincorporated Cook County called Glenview Countryside is obscure, but does it actually exist? Some people say they live in it, so you could argue it does.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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But Keeneyville and Eola are unincorporated. Isn't one of the rules of the game it has to be incorporated?
I didn't mention it when I started this thread, but I'd say it's a good rule, and I was probably thinking it at the time. So yes, the suburbs have to be incorporated, with their own municipal services and postal address.

At the same time, many streets are named after unincorporated communities, the ones almost no one knows about. For example, Swift Road, running parallel to I-355, is named after Swift, IL. Although it could also be Jonathan Swift, the writer. (Not Taylor Swift, I hope. )

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Old 08-06-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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Lyons. I don't think many people know about it. Its south of Riverside, IL
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:27 PM
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Keeneyville, just south of Roselle, IL
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Interesting thread.


Suburbs I've had to google so far:


Golf (wow this one is surprising)
Bannockburn (have heard of, but never knew where it was til now)
Richton Park (never heard)
Posen (never heard)


Some of these I think are really exurbs: Volo, IL... not sure that one qualifies as a suburb.



I'll throw a few on this list. Not sure how well known the following are: LaGrange Highlands, Countryside, Homer Glen, Crest Hill.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Palisades, IL, Aptakisic, Illinois if unincorporated places count.

I also didn't know Oakbrook Terrace was separate from Oakbrook until recently.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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I'll throw a few on this list. Not sure how well known the following are: LaGrange Highlands, Countryside, Homer Glen, Crest Hill.
La Grange Highlands is unincorporated, and is basically a neighborhood of La Grange. (There is also a separate incorporated suburb called La Grange Park.)
Countryside is just south of La Grange; despite the name, it's very suburban, with strip malls and subdivisions, along with an industrial area right next door.
Homer Glen isn't that obscure, given its size; but it's quite nondescript when it comes to suburbs.
Crest Hill is basically a suburb of Joliet.

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I also didn't know Oakbrook Terrace was separate from Oakbrook until recently.
Oakbrook is actually spelled "Oak Brook", with two words. But Oakbrook Terrace is spelled with one word. I'm sure there's a historical reason for it, only there isn't much history to be found in those suburbs.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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La Grange Highlands is unincorporated, and is basically a neighborhood of La Grange. (There is also a separate incorporated suburb called La Grange Park.)
Countryside is just south of La Grange; despite the name, it's very suburban, with strip malls and subdivisions, along with an industrial area right next door.
Homer Glen isn't that obscure, given its size; but it's quite nondescript when it comes to suburbs.
Crest Hill is basically a suburb of Joliet.


Oakbrook is actually spelled "Oak Brook", with two words. But Oakbrook Terrace is spelled with one word. I'm sure there's a historical reason for it, only there isn't much history to be found in those suburbs.

The tallest building in the suburbs is in Oakbrook Terrace, although I'm guessing most probably assume it sits in Oak Brook.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: IL
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That building is a monstrosity. They say it leans too, but I think it is an illusion.
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