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Old 07-27-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?

 
Old 07-27-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?
I think some may actually believe it too.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?

I've actually heard people say that.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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It's funny to me. I live in Murphysboro and have always felt that Mt.Vernon down was Southern Illinois. I never considered Bellville or East St. Louis to be Southern Illinois but they do. Mt.Vernon is about as north as our newspaper and daily newscast would report on so that it how I have always seen it.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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[quote=doll lady;9923922]Number one.....I'd like to know why it really matters where Southern Illinois begins?? We are Illinoisians and really should be undivided. Now I know that isn't possible because of the ingrained hatred for downstaters at the top of the state. That's not really appropriate but it is a fact.(quote)
I live about 1/10 of a mile off of Rt. 80 . I sometimes have to work in chicago and I here statement all the time that anyone south of 80 are hillbillies, but most of the time it is in fun. There are some that don't like anything out of the city, ther are also some good people up there , and IMO to stereo type everyone seems wrong. I go south a lot also. I love souther IL, It's beautiful, and has a lot of outdoor activities that I enjoy. I hear a lot of the same things directed at the north from the people in the south. It's a same. For the most part all Illinoians are good people and if you take time to meet them you most likely will agree. Do you ever wonder why there are not more negitive post put up?
 
Old 06-12-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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I'm sorry, I ment to say at the end of my last post. Do you ever wonder why there are so many negative post put up.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?
That is the dividing line!
 
Old 06-21-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?
If thats true then im 1 mile into Southern Illinois.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: "Chicago"
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South of I-80. Isn't that what Chicagoans are supposed to say?
Reminds me of a friend of mine. Some years ago, we went on a drive and wound up in Manteno, Illinois. Years later, he mantioned the trip we made "to Southern Illinois". I was baffled because I didn't remember any trips I made to Southern Illinois with him. He went on with more details about that particular day, then it dawned on me - he was talking about Manteno! Man that's not even as far south as Kankakee!

For the record, I define US 50 as the dividing line.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I see it split up about like this:

south of US-50: southern IL
south of I-80 / Kankakee but north of US-50: central IL
Chicago and suburbs: Chicago metro area
the rest of the state: northern IL

Obviously cultures, geography, etc. don't change as soon as you cross the street, but this is roughly how I would divide up the state into regions. I have lived in every one of those regions for several years each (except northern IL) and there are definitely big differences.
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