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Old 11-10-2018, 12:49 AM
 
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What makes you think Valpo leans left? I don’t necessarily agree or disagree, just curious. Anecdotal, but I know tons of people in Valpo and while I would say yes, on a federal level and particularly with respect to social issues, many do vote along liberal lines, there seem to also be many people who vote conservative. On a local level I would say even more so on the conservative end. Mayor Costas is a Republican and most people I know including myself (who leans liberal) are overall happy with how he has managed the city. But as we all know, local politics/issues are so different than on a federal level.
I don't have any data about how left or right Valparaiso leans, so this again is just anecdotal. I have parents who have lived in Valparaiso since the late 1950s, and my mom was a professor at Valparaiso University for 38 years. I don't live in Valparaiso, but did grow up there and go to college there. My parents are pretty social and have a wide circle of friends and are still actively involved in the University community too. Not all, but most of my parent's non university friends lean right; not all, but most of my parent's university friends (professors / retired professors) tend to lean left. Both sides too don't seem to have any issue with crossing party lines for individual candidates that they feel are the best candidate either.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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Chesterton isn't left. Check your records if you think it was.
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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Nobody is leaving Illinois with a job to move to NWI. Proximity to work is important and reciprocity keeps it in tact. Traffic in between is borderline unbearable.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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Nobody is leaving Illinois with a job to move to NWI. Proximity to work is important and reciprocity keeps it in tact. Traffic in between is borderline unbearable.
Sort of depends. If you live in Munster and work downtown, it’s really not bad. Plenty of Illinois suburbs have worse commutes. Now, if you wanna live in Valpo and have a job in Skokie, that would be borderline unbearable.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Nobody is leaving Illinois with a job to move to NWI. Proximity to work is important and reciprocity keeps it in tact. Traffic in between is borderline unbearable.
For me, it doesn't matter, I work remote so I can live anywhere. All I need is an Internet connection. I think they have Internet in Indiana, right? A lot of workers are remote these days and either work from home full time or only need to go into the office occasionally.

Hell, if I didn't have kids and a couple of energetic dogs, I could live in a RV.

But I agree with BlueFox, living in Munster and working in Chicago is not a bad deal, especially with the new train line coming.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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But I agree with BlueFox, living in Munster and working in Chicago is not a bad deal, especially with the new train line coming.
Most of us will be retired before we get to use that future trainline
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Sudavik, Iceland
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Nobody is leaving Illinois with a job to move to NWI. Proximity to work is important and reciprocity keeps it in tact. Traffic in between is borderline unbearable.
But I did. In 1970 I moved from Beverly (Chicago southside) to Merrillville and brought my job with me. In fact three others moved shortly after I did - brought their jobs with them. Downtown, now, isn't what it used to be - safe....
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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But I did. In 1970 I moved from Beverly (Chicago southside) to Merrillville and brought my job with me. In fact three others moved shortly after I did - brought their jobs with them. Downtown, now, isn't what it used to be - safe....
LOL! Downtown isn't safe. Good one!!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Most of us will be retired before we get to use that future trainline
2020 or 2021 last I heard.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Most of us will be retired before we get to use that future trainline
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2020 or 2021 last I heard.
looks like ~2022 before it's actually running. Yeah, not sure why it takes so long, as a kid I used to put down tracks, buildings and roads on my basement train set in minutes! Seriously though, the timeline does seem ridiculous.

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