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Old 04-04-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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So let's say that Chicago was given the opportunity to annex and add 5 suburbs to the city's populations/limits. Which 5 would you pick and why?

ONE RULE: They must currently border the city of Chicago's official borders.

For me:

1. Evanston - 74k pop.

2. Park Ridge - 37k pop.

3. Oak Park - 52k

4. Norridge - 14k

5. Harwood Heights 8k

If those suburbs were annexed we would be adding about 185k people to the city population.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:49 PM
 
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1. Evanston
2. Oak Park
3. Skokie
4. Elmwood Park
5. Berwyn
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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For starters, I would bet none of our annex-ees (?) would take too kindly to being annexed. That said, if I was looking at it from the City's perspective, I would probably take the same ones you mentioned, except maybe leave Harwood Heights (still take Norridge to get the HIP mall) and instead take something like Niles/Skokie/Oak Lawn for the bigger tax base.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:38 PM
 
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Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, Rosemont, Bedford Park

Park Ridge is a close 6th.

Last edited by fusillirob1983; 04-04-2017 at 10:55 PM.. Reason: Replaced Park Ridge with Bedford Park
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cicero
Oak Park
Gary
Evanston
Forest Park

Because trains and a chance to annex part of a state.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:08 PM
 
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Cicero
Oak Park
Gary
Evanston
Forest Park

Because trains and a chance to annex part of a state.

Gary doesn't border Chicago. Forest Park doesn't either.

Last edited by fusillirob1983; 04-04-2017 at 11:11 PM.. Reason: Neither does forest park
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:02 AM
 
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- Rosemont -- for the tax revenue from its hospitality/entertainment industry
- Evanston -- already connected to Chicago via L, buses & similar urban character
- Oak Park -- see Evanston
-Niles -- more room for city workers
- Park Ridge
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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- Rosemont -- for the tax revenue from its hospitality/entertainment industry
- Evanston -- already connected to Chicago via L, buses & similar urban character
- Oak Park -- see Evanston
-Niles -- more room for city workers
- Park Ridge
Anybody that has ever watched how the City Council operates when it comes to zoning and such would quickly realize that Rosemont's free-wheeling manner of "doing any deal as long as it make the Stephens family look good" would come to end and the "golden goose" would be cooked in the cheap broth of 50 alderman vetoing anything that did not "have a cut for me"...

The "progressives" of Oak Park and Evanston would not for a second give their ability to directly elect their own school board and thus there is no way they'd join with their alleged Democrat "brothers in arms"...

The history of Park Ridge's internal politics is much more aligned with the Republicans and the long backing of forces opposed to ORD so that is even more of a non-starter...

Niles technically separates Edison Park from Edgebrook and the "residents" of its cemetery would probably be outstanding additions to the VOTER ROLLS that keep Chicago running so efficiently...
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:09 AM
 
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I don't believe Berwyn borders Chicago it misses it by a few blocks. Cicero does though.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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Anybody that has ever watched how the City Council operates when it comes to zoning and such would quickly realize that Rosemont's free-wheeling manner of "doing any deal as long as it make the Stephens family look good" would come to end and the "golden goose" would be cooked in the cheap broth of 50 alderman vetoing anything that did not "have a cut for me"...

The "progressives" of Oak Park and Evanston would not for a second give their ability to directly elect their own school board and thus there is no way they'd join with their alleged Democrat "brothers in arms"...

The history of Park Ridge's internal politics is much more aligned with the Republicans and the long backing of forces opposed to ORD so that is even more of a non-starter...

Niles technically separates Edison Park from Edgebrook and the "residents" of its cemetery would probably be outstanding additions to the VOTER ROLLS that keep Chicago running so efficiently...
Dude this is all in good fun. Not to be taken too seriously. It will never happen, at least in our lifetimes. I was just curious to see if we had the choice, who would you all pick.
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