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Old 12-24-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Particularly in Illinois - it was like the South!!! I went into a wal-mart in the town I was staying in and people spoke with really poor grammar, we even saw some confederate flags
Is Chicago filled with these sorts of ignorant racists, or is it some sort of cultural oasis?

Indiana was simply appalling. No culture whatsoever, very bland.

 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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sounds like west texas. confederate flags...LOL you must of been south of chicago...waaaay south! you do realize that Illinois has parts that are more south than St. Louis and parts that dip just as far south as Kentucy, right?
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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sounds like west texas. confederate flags...LOL you must of been south of chicago...waaaay south! you do realize that Illinois has parts that are more south than St. Louis and parts that dip just as far south as Kentucy, right?
No, we weren't far from Chicago at the time. I've heard a lot of boosterism of chicago so I was kind of shocked I mean I know nothing matches image (it is murder capital of America after all) but still I would think with 2 decent universities it would be less ignorant in the area.

We saw way more confederate flags through Michigan/Illinois/Indiana than we did in all of TX!!!!! We only saw one there!!
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Particularly in Illinois - it was like the South!!! I went into a wal-mart in the town I was staying in and people spoke with really poor grammar, we even saw some confederate flags
Is Chicago filled with these sorts of ignorant racists, or is it some sort of cultural oasis?

Indiana was simply appalling. No culture whatsoever, very bland.
Alot of Hoosiers are southerners who moved north a few generations back. Southern Ill. has more in common with Memphis than Chicago.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:10 PM
 
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No, we weren't far from Chicago at the time. I've heard a lot of boosterism of chicago so I was kind of shocked I mean I know nothing matches image (it is murder capital of America after all) but still I would think with 2 decent universities it would be less ignorant in the area.

We saw way more confederate flags through Michigan/Illinois/Indiana than we did in all of TX!!!!! We only saw one there!!
Where were you in realtion to Chgo.?
...and most of Michigan is just plain racist. It had more to do with the creation of modern Detroit than any deindustrialization ever could.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Particularly in Illinois - it was like the South!!! I went into a wal-mart in the town I was staying in and people spoke with really poor grammar, we even saw some confederate flags
Is Chicago filled with these sorts of ignorant racists, or is it some sort of cultural oasis?

Indiana was simply appalling. No culture whatsoever, very bland.

You are sooooo right about Indiana...and I'm from here! Which is why I'm trying my best to get out of Indiana & the Midwest altogether!!
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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We were not in "southern illinois" we were near Pontiac.

Isn't Chicago filled with southerners too I get the impression a lot of types from states like mississippi/alabama move there for the blue collar jobs???
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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that is way south of chicago though, maybe not waaaay south but between springfield and chicago...basically as boring as can be.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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that is way south of chicago though, maybe not waaaay south but between springfield and chicago...basically as boring as can be.
We weren't exactly wowed by Joliet either lol.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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We weren't exactly wowed by Joliet either lol.
really? i take it you didn't stop at any of the attractions like the Rialto or the casinos. bottomline is unless you are in chicago or naperville or some of those other towns...winter sucks for tourists. try again in the summer. Joliet is a million times better, you can go see the Joliet Jackhammers play or go to the NASCAR track. you just have to accept that up here in the North winter can be a doozy and pretty much puts everything on hold.

did you watch the bears-packers game on monday night? i was there. temps were 2 degrees with a -15 degree wind chill. you can't do a lot in that and most people from texas couldn't last 15 minutes in that weather. see, we get real weather up here in the North. not that sissy stuff you see in Texas.

LOL...im just teasing you but the bottomline is winter sucks for tourist attractions in Illinois and outside of Chicago. and chicago really is a business city first...it's not some play land like LA, Vegas or Miami.
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