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Old 02-17-2010, 10:37 AM
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So Nuhaha, did you move to Effingham, IL?
I did 8 years ago to be near my sister. The biggest mistake I made next to coming back to Illinois. Unless you belong to an influentially named family or have money, and most of all, unless your Catholic - DO NOT MOVE to Effingham, IL. You will forever be an outsider, and your children will pay the price. Your children will get pulled over by the local police for no reason at all, except to harass a teenager that is not of any standing in the community.

Good, athletic girls, with good grade point averages were pin pointed by the Effingham HS VP as trouble makers and expelled. When in actuality over 1/2 of his Varsity FB team was the ones doing and pushing the drugs onto other kids, in order to be cool! If your not on the FB team your a trouble maker, unless, back again to "if your parents have position or money". Oh least I forget, if your a local attorney, or police officer you kids will be fine, they will only get a slap on the wrist for having pot on their person or in their lockers at school. Definitely do not enroll your children in Unit 40 Schools, "Overpaid" Administrators, underpaid teachers, alot of teachers that have just given up, after making their tenures.

A small town, (that likes to think their big!) with small minded people in which a handful of "Influential s" run the town, businesses and judicial system. (The town really is a joke) I am unfortunately, financially stuck here for the time being, but have plans of someday escaping this h$ll hole in Central Illinois. Best Wishes to you if you moved somewhere else, and my sympathies go out to you, if you moved to this awful, awful town!!

Warn any and everyone ever thinking of moving to this community NOT TO!
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:53 PM
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I grew up in this area and visit family still there. It is dull and I am always ready to leave by the end of the weekend.

I have lived in a number of disparate areas over the years.

I am now moving to Eastern Tennesse..
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