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Old 03-14-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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My list: Ingleside, Long Lake, Harvard, Sandwich, Beecher, Peotone(maybe a little more well known because of the airport plans), Third Lake, Hainesville
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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McCook?
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: IL
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If it weren't for the water tower along 294, I'd never have heard of Worth.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Burnham, IL
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Burnham, IL.
Sandwiched between the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago to the north, Hammond, IN. to the east, and Calumet City to the south and west sides. Only 3.9 sq. miles, and 3,900 residents. 75% of the town is either Forest Preserve, Natural protected wetlands, or the golf course.
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Homewood, IL
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Fox River Grove, Ritchie, Wilton Center, Preston Heights.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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Never heard of Wilton Center, Ritchie or Preston Heights, but they're unincorporated...and beyond Joliet.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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In regards to Bannockburn...

I was talking about something my colleagues said. They may have been from the city or from suburbs far away, and didn't know the local area. It seems like people here are very trigger-happy about throwing tomatoes at someone .

The Deerfield/Bannockburn connection is true, through. I know they share a ZIP code (or maybe used to), because when I received mail from an outside company, on occasion, the envelope or package would have my company's street address, but the city name would say "Deerfield".
Yes! They love to pump themselves up and snicker about other people. Very middle-schoolish.

FLOWERFIELD -- between Lombard and glen ellyn
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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FLOWERFIELD -- between Lombard and glen ellyn
I saw that name pop up a while ago; I don't remember where, though. I never knew it was a suburb; I thought it was a house subdivision. I must say: it sounds intriguing and mystical. Probably due to the similarity to the movie name "Cloverfield".
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Burnham, IL.
Sandwiched between the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago to the north, Hammond, IN. to the east, and Calumet City to the south and west sides. Only 3.9 sq. miles, and 3,900 residents. 75% of the town is either Forest Preserve, Natural protected wetlands, or the golf course.
That is really a perfect example.

I see your location is Burnham, care to share any insight on the town? Demographics, Industry, goings-on, etc?

Burnham is a perfect example of what I interpreted this thread to be all about: A suburb that literally borders Chicago and yet somehow flies under that radar, wedged in between better-known municipalities. Awesome.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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Burnham is a perfect example of what I interpreted this thread to be all about: A suburb that literally borders Chicago and yet somehow flies under that radar, wedged in between better-known municipalities. Awesome.
That's true. But it's usually really easy to spot the Chicago/suburb border, if you're out "in the field". How? Look at the streetlights. Chicago has the characteristic high-pressure sodium (amber) ones, while most suburbs have mercury vapor (cool white) ones. The streetlight shapes may vary too.

There may be even more differences: the road pavement, the street name sign color (green is standard, but some suburbs use other colors), or even the building architectural style. Suburb/suburb borders, on the other hand, may be much harder to spot "in the field", because you don't have the characteristic amber streetlights on one side of the street.

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