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Old 05-18-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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One of the oldest names given to the area has been Calumet which is a name adopted for much of urban NWI.
It is a geographical term and is IMO a much better name than just saying the Region but the problem with it is that it has no set boundaries and can spill over into Illinois. I don't think people in Illinois use it anymore though I could be wrong and Calumet can be still be found in different publications and descriptions that do include Illinois.
Consequently, perhaps if different current publications use the term Calumet more often to describe much of NWI then it can be widely more accepted from outside the area and in time used more to describe the Indiana portion only but it doesn't have to be that way.

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Old 05-18-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Apparently we should call it "Mod Cut"? I kid, I kid! No need to rename, what's wrong with NWI?
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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The Grand Calumet River is in Indiana, but the Little Calumet River is in Illinois.
No need for any confusion.


Most people that I know refer to it as the Region, and sometimes NWI.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If NWI had a concentrated marketing effort on calling the area the "South Shore", I'd be a fan of that. I also agree that NWI is a fine name for the region as is, but South Shore is catchy.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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There's already an area in Chicago by the name of South Shore.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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I really like the name “Duneland” though it really only applies to a certain part of NWI and is already taken to some extent. But it is a nice name with a nice ring to it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: The Region Yo
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How about some insipid subdivision-style name? "Wafting Ridge", "Scented Marsh", "Seiche-landia". Surely there are some creative PR folks that can so better than that...nope. Stick with The Region and be proud.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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What's up with that? Where did the term 'Da Region' come from? | Local News | nwitimes.com
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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I was recently in Indianapolis and told someone I live in NWI. He said, “Oh, you’re from ‘The Region’.” So there you go.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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I was recently in Indianapolis and told someone I live in NWI. He said, “Oh, you’re from ‘The Region’.” So there you go.
Yep, they know.
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