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Old 09-13-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Not really. Many still keep focused on cities like Wheaton, Naperville, etc, however Warrenville is highly overlooked which has a modern, state of the art middle school, ties into the Wheaton 200 school district, with a fraction of the tax burden.
That’s great to know, but I couldn’t tell you that level of detail about most towns except my current location and the town I grew up in.

I would guess if we surveyed people and asked if they’ve heard of Wheaton-Warrenville South Hogh School most would say yes, and they probably wouldn’t assume Warrenville is an arbitrary word attached to the name of the high school. By this metric, Wayne and Winfield (Winfield attends Wheaton North but is not included in the name) are even more obscure and should have been included. Personally I don’t think Winfield is that obscure but perhaps some would say Wayne is.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Flowerfield. Its sorta over by morton arboretum, near Glen Ellyn and Lombard. Little kinda unincorporated town, very small, almost never hear about it even though right in the middle of a lot of popular burbs like Lombard, Glen Ellyn, etc.
I knew a girl who grew up in Glen Ellyn. She said it was like the family's shame that her mother was from Flowerfield because it was looked down as being "ghetto" or "where poor people live" lol. They tried not to bring it up apparently.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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What about Lyons, IL not Lyons Township the high school, but a city known as Lyons, IL. It's east of Brookfield, south of riverside, and west of Berwyn,IL. The city was known for corruption back in the days, and is a blue-collar suburb. and Forest View, Forest View is a small city only 680 people live there, its south of Stickney.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:42 AM
 
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What about Lyons, IL not Lyons Township the high school, but a city known as Lyons, IL. It's east of Brookfield, south of riverside, and west of Berwyn,IL. The city was known for corruption back in the days, and is a blue-collar suburb. and Forest View, Forest View is a small city only 680 people live there, its south of Stickney.
Forest View was mentioned 2 years ago.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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What about Golf, IL? I never knew the tiny suburb existed until I was taking the Metra into the City one day and it stopped at the Golf Train Station.

ETA - Looks like someone already called this one out.

Last edited by olive03; 04-26-2019 at 08:02 AM..
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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I saw Deer Park and Kildeer mentioned earlier in this thread. I wouldn't say they are little-known as both have ample shopping areas (esp DP). I live next to them and they're beautiful communities. DP feeds into Lake Zurich or Barrington schools and Kildeer feeds into Long Grove or Lake Zurich schools.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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What about Lyons, IL not Lyons Township the high school, but a city known as Lyons, IL. It's east of Brookfield, south of riverside, and west of Berwyn,IL. The city was known for corruption back in the days, and is a blue-collar suburb. and Forest View, Forest View is a small city only 680 people live there, its south of Stickney.
I never thought of Lyons as obscure - then again I grew up in West Cook. They have that tower by the river and their high school mascot is (fittingly) the Lions.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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I never thought of Lyons as obscure - then again I grew up in West Cook. They have that tower by the river and their high school mascot is (fittingly) the Lions.
West Cook, now there's an obscure suburb I've never heard of. I had to look it up.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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I never thought of Lyons as obscure - then again I grew up in West Cook. They have that tower by the river and their high school mascot is (fittingly) the Lions.
As far as I understand, the entirety of the town of Lyons feeds into Morton West/East High Schools.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Fun Fact Friday, there's a pizza slice of Lions that feeds into Riverside Brookfield, North of Pershing, South-East of Ogden and West of Harlem.
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