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Old 04-08-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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There are some really ugly intersections driving west from the city on North Ave heading towards Oak Park. Yuck!
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Lynwood,IL
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he or she...plz, you know I am a Man. don't pull that rookie stuff with me. i grew up around that area. that's why i know. i'm sure everyone references areas that they are familar with.

it sounds to me like most of you are more familar with it than me by the way you are posting.

there are many intersections, 154th and turlington in harvey. then you have Division and 16th st. in the heights. i mean there are tons in the south burbs. no need to mention Ford Heights...
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The problem I have with the Golf Mill area is that it isn't ugly due to economic decay. It's just an assault on the senses. It's one thing for an intersection to be in an area that just doesn't have much going for it economically; that's almost a different issue, more sad than nervewracking. But when you drive by Golf Mill, you can't help but wonder how the hell this overdeveloped area came out looking like such a mess. For God's sake, plant a tree or build a fake waterfall or something.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Any number of intersections in the Chicagoland area lead to Blues Brothers appeal. There's a lot of ugly places in-between all the pretty places, due to the size of the region.

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Yep. The area around the intersection of Green Bay Road,Ridge,and Emerson in Evanston.
I dunno, I kinda like the triangle there.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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The problem I have with the Golf Mill area is that it isn't ugly due to economic decay. It's just an assault on the senses. It's one thing for an intersection to be in an area that just doesn't have much going for it economically; that's almost a different issue, more sad than nervewracking. But when you drive by Golf Mill, you can't help but wonder how the hell this overdeveloped area came out looking like such a mess. For God's sake, plant a tree or build a fake waterfall or something.
Dittos - you nailed the problem with this intersection.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Default I got one

In Lombard/villa park.

The St. Charles rd. and Grace st. intersection with the railroad tracks
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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I'll go with Rt. 30 and Wentworth Ave. in Chicago Heights. boarded up houses, vacant lots, liquor stores, gang graffiti, dope boys on the blocks selling rocks...yeah, it's a wise choice.
Hi. That's a good one to point. I have recently been reading about Chicago Heights history. Very speechless and filled with anger to see a once beautiful city turn into absolute trash. Could I add something in there? Storefront churches with loudmouth, arrogant, Bible-thrashing idiots. These are the same people that appear on WJYS or even on the radio. Stereotype but truth, any area with storefront churches and erratic lives of preachers spells the underworld. I have only been through Chicago Heights a few times on road trips.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:49 AM
 
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Default See Below

How about these:
1. 127th and Cicero (pre-2001)
*Above intersection has actually improved since the reconstruction.
2. 127th and Western Ave. (Still very bad)
*Wider with better pavement. Still gets a lot of accidents.
3. 95th and Western Ave.
*Evergreen Mall; 95th narrows to four lanes east of Western Ave.
4. 95th and Cicero Ave.
*Has been terrible since the late 60s when Oak Lawn sprawled out big.
5. 95th and Roberts Rd.
*Traffic turning east to access Tollway, pedestrians to and from schools, shopping, restaurants, and a lot of apartments.
6. Michigan Ave and Wacker Drive
7. Irving Park/Cicero/Milwaukee
8. Devon Ave and Western
9. Larkin Ave and Jefferson Street in Joliet
*Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, and a lot of fast food, stores, big box retailers, and sprawl.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I've seen worse.....you know it's bad when you get in an area and have to lock your door and the golf mill mall area does not give me that feeling.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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I've seen worse.....you know it's bad when you get in an area and have to lock your door and the golf mill mall area does not give me that feeling.
The intent of this thread is about the ugliest suburban intersection not the least safe. Therefore, the Golf/Mil intersection is a great candidate.
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