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Old 04-17-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Gurnee IL.
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Seriously my friend, why don't you actually vet-out the things you write.

1. I would not lie. I live here and make the trip in 45 minutes without a George Jetson space car.

2. If you don't believe me, do some real simple math. Don't spend the whole night at this, but the equation would be: Travel 39 miles averaging 65---or even 60 miles per hour. Downtown Ohio street exit to Grand Ave. Gurnee exit on I-94. What does that work out for you? Do you need a space ship for that? Again, I am not talking rush hour.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Gurnee is pretty much midway between downtown Chicago and downtown Milwaukee (about 48 miles each way starting at Six Flags.)
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Gurnee IL.
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Gurnee is pretty much midway between downtown Chicago and downtown Milwaukee (about 48 miles each way.)

Read my earlier post. 50 miles to Milwaukee, 40 to Chicago. I am being specific---if your wanting to generalize I suppose you could say its "about" half way.

If it were 48 miles each way, that would put the distance to Chicago - Milwaukee at 96 miles---when in fact its 90.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Gurnee IL.
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Seperate note, for those thinking of moving to Gurnee and travel on business. Ohare in good traffic is 30 minutes to/ from Gurnee and 40 mins. to Mitchell in Milwaukee. Mitchell is much calmer than Ohare and Midwest Airlines from Milwaukee has all leather seats---$50 upgrade to business class and free cookies! Pretty cool.... But the reality is that Ohare has more flights to more destinations, more non-stops hands-down, and even though its more of a pain in the a$$.... most business people around here fly out of Ohare most of the time----......
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There is no possible way to make the trip from Gurnee to the Loop driving in 45 minutes unless you have the George Jetson aerocar....
No kidding!
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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I've noticed that the Milwaukee - Chicago Amtrak line passes right through the east Gurnee area (just east of O'Plaine Road), but of course there is no stop anywhere south of Sturtevant, Wisconsin, or north of Glenview, Illinois. If there was s Gurnee stop, just think.....then it would be possible to commute to the Loop in about 45 minutes, maybe even less.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^Somebody needs to contact the IDOT and U.S. DOT on this.^
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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Read my earlier post. 50 miles to Milwaukee, 40 to Chicago. I am being specific---if your wanting to generalize I suppose you could say its "about" half way.

If it were 48 miles each way, that would put the distance to Chicago - Milwaukee at 96 miles---when in fact its 90.
Sukwoo is right, from Six Flags to Downtown Chicago is 46.7 Miles. Dont believe me? Ask mapquest and google maps.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by lakecountylifer View Post
Seriously my friend, why don't you actually vet-out the things you write.

1. I would not lie. I live here and make the trip in 45 minutes without a George Jetson space car.

2. If you don't believe me, do some real simple math. Don't spend the whole night at this, but the equation would be: Travel 39 miles averaging 65---or even 60 miles per hour. Downtown Ohio street exit to Grand Ave. Gurnee exit on I-94. What does that work out for you? Do you need a space ship for that? Again, I am not talking rush hour.
I may hold you to this
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Ok, lots of inaccuracies and generalizations here. First, Gurnee is not closer to Milwaukee than Chicago. Chicago is appx. 40 miles to the south and Milwaukee is 50 miles to the north. In good traffic, you can make the drive downtown is 45 minutes. That said, if your going to drive in during peak rush hours, you probably want to take Metra.
Hey pass the "doochie" to me when your done puffing it. If it's 40-45 minutes from Arlington Heights to downtown, HOW can it be the same from Gurnee which is farther away?!! Also, if O'Hare is 20-30 minutes from Arlington Heights, how in the h@&& can it be 30 minutes from Gurnee?!! Get real or start basing it on close to speed limit driving instead of 80+ MPH blitzes. Oh and your times are WAAAAAYYY out of line during normal commuting hours. During the day from Willow Rd to Rte 132, it takes me 20-25 minutes. It takes me from Willow rd, down I-294 to Downtown about 35-40 minutes with NO traffic. Do the math. And if there is traffic the ride from Willow/Palatine Rd & I-294 can take 1HR to 1.5HRS in snow or if the expressways are really jammed. And I am only 4 miles west of I-294 off Willow/Palatine Rd AND I subtracted the time to I-294.
Signed, 44 year resident, "Rand McNAlly"
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