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Old 07-14-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Default Illinois Millionaires

I saw this and thought it interesting

"Chicago may have to change its nickname form The Windy City to The Wealthy City. Illinois' Cook County hit No. 2 on the list with 167,873 millionaire households. That's 41% of all the millionaires in Illinois."

Extra: The 10 richest U.S. counties - MSN Money (http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P148783.asp - broken link)
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Cook Co is lot bigger than Chicago. Yet another stellar job of fact checking by the masters of things that only fools "can believe in"...
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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I agree. I thought the whole article was interesting. I was sure California would be on the list, but I never dreamed Chicago would be right behind. As for fact checking .. what a joke. I can show you writers that don't know the difference between a county and a township.
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: mid-Illinois
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One of these days my name is going to be among those millionaires on that list. I keep wishing and hoping to win the Illinois lottery. For now, I must remain a wishful person.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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I agree. I thought the whole article was interesting. I was sure California would be on the list, but I never dreamed Chicago would be right behind.
Not a surprise to me. There are many impoverished areas in Cook, and many very affluent areas. Lake and DuPage Counties are always way up in the "richest counties in the USA", too.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Not a surprise to me. There are many impoverished areas in Cook, and many very affluent areas. Lake and DuPage Counties are always way up in the "richest counties in the USA", too.
I can't say I was shocked, but I was pleasantly surprised. I expected NYC to be first on the list.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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NYC is not a county, which is why they aren't on the list.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Take that the counties of Bronx ,New York ,Kings ,Queens, and Richmond !!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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Not really that surprise, I seen the list at least 5 times already. Illinois is not all regular people or blue collar that is usually associated with Midwest. I guess some people are surprise because Cook County and Illinois never show off its millionaires to the nation like Cali & New York do. Its good to see a Midwest county on that list. Oakland County, MI might be on the top 20 list.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Lists and opinions propagate like fleas - it's not onl desppy everywhere, it disappears as fast as it is pasted. In the last six weeks I've found the millionaire list, the 10 best and 10 worst cities to raise a family, and the list of 300 best cities in America to live, but it only listed the top 100 by number. I thought this list was particularly interesting as it listed Peoria as #51. Additionally four cities in the Chicago area were listed, but I only remember Naperville as I recognized the name. I cannot find the list for h*ll nor high water despite the fact I've looked several times. The one time news bites and lists come and go at an amazing rate. . .
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