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Old 08-31-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Orlando, FL
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default My uncle lived in Hammond

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I've noticed in this area that people in northwest Indiana seem to have no pride for their state. Compared to Chicagoans who love their city, and people from Wisconsin who are always proud. Indiana people just kinda shrug their shoulders and laugh.
When he came back to NY (moved at 19) and people asked where he lived, he always said Chicago.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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A lot of suburban folks say Chicago rather than the town they are from. Hammond is right next to Chicago. Its easier to say he's from Chicago than saying Hammond, IN. Its just easier to say without having to go into detail. If I'm out of town and people ask me where I'm from and I usually say Chicago rather than Country Club Hills, IL. If I say Country Club Hills, IL then the next question will be "where is that?" Then, I will have to say that its 20 min south of Chicago. Its easier to say I'm from Chicago.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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I've noticed in this area that people in northwest Indiana seem to have no pride for their state. Compared to Chicagoans who love their city, and people from Wisconsin who are always proud. Indiana people just kinda shrug their shoulders and laugh.
I can see why though. The state legislature often overlooks what Northwest Indiana wants, and pays a lot more attention to Indianapolis and central Indiana at the expense of NW IN desires. I also don't think the state invests enough in Northwest Indiana, either. (see the current ongoing struggle with local residents trying to get the state to rebuild the steel bridge on IN 912/Cline Ave).
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Sarasota FL
Bradenton FL
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:58 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Ohio and Michigan have alot of cities like that.
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