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Old 03-04-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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To be be recognized as a "City" - that is to legally use the word City in logo and official business - a village or a town must first meet certain criteria, apply for, and be certified by the State of Illinois as a City. Size is of little importance except the applicant town or village must meet or exceed the required number of residents. Thus you have cities in illinois that are neither a large small town nor a suburb. And more likely than not, in Central Illinois the small City of 3000 or less is also the county seat.

 
Old 03-07-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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To be be recognized as a "City" - that is to legally use the word City in logo and official business - a village or a town must first meet certain criteria, apply for, and be certified by the State of Illinois as a City. Size is of little importance except the applicant town or village must meet or exceed the required number of residents. Thus you have cities in illinois that are neither a large small town nor a suburb. And more likely than not, in Central Illinois the small City of 3000 or less is also the county seat.
In Illinois, the terms "city" and "village" refer to the form of government of a municipality. As you correctly state, population is not a factor. A village is governed by a Board of Trustees all elected at large and a Village President, while a city is governed by aldermen representing specific districts and a Mayor. A good example of how size is irrelevant is that Schaumburg is organized as a village, while here in Kankakee County, Momence, a town a little over 3000 people, is organized as a city.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Yes it is. I never said St. Louis or Cincinnati are not cities.

Yes, but you did say St. Louis is the smallest population.

Which of course, its not.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yes, but you did say St. Louis is the smallest population.

Which of course, its not.
Yeah I made a mistake. I was tired.

It still is among the smallest of "real cities" in the Midwest however and is smaller than Minneapolis.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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if you add peoria to peoria heights bartonville, chillicothe, pekin west peoria, east peoria, washington,morton thats 300k and they are all connected
 
Old 03-11-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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Do not feel sorry. You have nothing to apologize for. Thank you for your post. Here is something for your reading pleasure. A four hour one-way drive time does not qualify Peoria as a Chicago bedroom community.but Kankakee does quailfy by its near Chicago location. Chicago is the Largest metro area in the Midwest, the largest city in the Midwest and the Chicago Metro areasa has greatest Midwest population whereas St. Louis is the smallest. It seems to me Central Illinois has the best of both worlds: mega metro Chicago to the North and Metro St. Louis to the South.
2 hour dirve by the way
 
Old 03-12-2009, 02:39 AM
 
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its okay to call "colored" people black by the way....its okay to do that
Thanks, but I prefer not to as the term 'Black' does not describe the mixed culture of non-white groups. My neighbors, for instance are AA, NA, dark skin Hispanics and familes from India and Asia.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Several problems here:
Minneapolis and St. Paul are basically the same city.
Why does Kansas city count for Kansas but St. Louis does not count for Illinois?
I would imagine that it's because there actually IS a Kansas City, Kansas, but not a St. Louis, Illinois.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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Goode's in Kankakee regularly advertises on Peoria stations.
Probably because it's actually in Kewanee, not Kankakee, and that's only 50 miles from Peoria. But, yeah, Good's is a great store.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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I would imagine that it's because there actually IS a Kansas City, Kansas, but not a St. Louis, Illinois.
East St. Louis, Illinois.
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