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Old 03-03-2020, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I grew up in sw burbs and moved to north side so lincolnwood was new to me kind of just blends into chicago I like how 41 leads into lincolnwood and all the sudden you are in the burbs although the boundries are all over the place home dpot is in chicago they charge for bags
I always got Lincolnwood and Lincolnshire mixed up. I too am unfamiliar with most of the inner north/northshore suburbs.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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CCrest182, The only reason I know Lincolnshire is because over the years I needed to find different routes to Chicago, to break up the monotony of the drive. So when I started taking Highway 21 (or Highway 45 in Wisconsin which ends up merging for a time with Highway 21, in Illinois), I came to know Lincolnshire... And since my kids and I love bookstores, one of our things on the to-do list was to hit every Barnes and Noble between Milwaukee and the city of Chicago. For a while, Lincolnshire had a nice 2 story Barnes and Noble on Highway 21, which has since become a medical clinic... And Lincolnwood, I'm a fan. Except I could never get to use their awesome waterpark without being accompanied by a Lincolnwood resident! Hey, any Lincolnwood residents out there that would be willing to vouch for me this upcoming summer?
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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And Lincolnwood, I'm a fan. Except I could never get to use their awesome waterpark without being accompanied by a Lincolnwood resident! Hey, any Lincolnwood residents out there that would be willing to vouch for me this upcoming summer?
Are you talking about Proesel Park on Lincoln and Touhy? I went to day camp there for 2 years. Unless they totally rebuilt it recently, the waterpark is pretty basic: a pool, diving boards, and a water slide.

Now, the Wheeling water park or the Mount Prospect wave pool were awesome! But I went there only on field trips.
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Old 03-04-2020, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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MillenialUrbanist, yes indeed it was Proesel Park. It looks like a nice place to take in the sun. Well, we always ended up going to the water park at Oakton Park in Skokie. Most of your area water parks look pretty good. I've seen them in Niles, Morton Grove, and Libertyville when I've driven by. But outside of going to a standard Chicago park pool (the Whealan park on Devon Avenue is bigger, however, amongst the city pools), the only suburb pool we've gone to is the one I mentioned in Skokie.
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:40 PM
 
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:51 PM
 
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Hainseville, IL. Just found out about it today
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:26 PM
 
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Hainseville, IL. Just found out about it today
Most people would find out about it when they received their speed trap ticket when passing through on 120!
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:05 AM
 
Location: 46217
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Did anyone mention Thornton? Pretty much surrounded by quarries, but right off of I-80/294.
I grew up in Thornton. In the late 70's early 80's it's nickname was Mayberry.
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: 46217
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I went to high school in South Holland. My parents met in Dolton when they first met.
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Old 08-15-2020, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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I grew up in Thornton. In the late 70's early 80's it's nickname was Mayberry.
Mayberry and Thornton, really? Those two don't seem to go together. Mayberry is an idyllic, peaceful bedroom community with a town center. Thornton is an industrial quarry suburb with a small number of houses, next to some rough areas to boot. Not that it's a bad thing---we need places where we extract resources and build things, close to where workers live---but it doesn't look Mayberry to me.
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