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(Newser)   Half of Illinois wants to leave the state. Thanks Obama, Cubs, Bears, Bulls   (newser.com) divider line 15
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2014-05-05 07:45:23 AM  
2 votes:
Illinois is a state of extremes. Up north, you have chicago and all the suckishness that entails living there. Down south, you have nothing but rural trash and meth.  Everything around is effectively the same.

You either love being a midwest rural yokel, you move out, or you're trapped by job/family/cash.
2014-05-05 07:25:27 AM  
2 votes:
I actually left almost immediately once I was old enough, despite not having any savings, job prospects, or higher education at that point. There are lots of things I miss, but it was the correct decision, to the point that my father now routinely mentions that I was right and he was wrong to discourage me, and that he should have left, himself.
2014-05-05 09:53:34 AM  
1 votes:
CO here.
Freshly loaded bowl of bud for breakfast.
Sunny and beautiful outside.

/Suck it, rest of the world.
2014-05-05 09:49:29 AM  
1 votes:
I'm in central Illinois. I hate the politics. They make laws that should only apply to Chicago apply to the whole state. The corruption exists at every level. We have high taxes and faltering infrastructure. All the money goes to contractors who pay kickbacks to politicians. They have been de-funding state parks, libraries, and state mental hospitals for over a decade now. If the mentally ill don't have family to support them, they end up wandering the streets.

The weather is terrible. We like to say that we have Texas summers and Wisconsin winters. It's sweltering and humid in the summer and frigid and windy in the winter. The nice weather is 2 months in the spring and 2 months in the fall.

I continue to live here because of family. I work in the family business. When my grandfather passes I'm going to try to convince my dad to relocate the business out of state.
2014-05-05 08:54:56 AM  
1 votes:

LazyMedia: If you live in the 'burbs like most people do, how would you even know what state you lived in if you stayed in the Midwest?


Helpfully, they print it on your tax bill.
2014-05-05 08:41:50 AM  
1 votes:

picturescrazy: I love Ohio but I know not many do. I think it would have scored higher except that "now you're stuck in Ohio" picture has truth to it. You can never leave. Mwahahahaha!


My impression was that Ohio's a nice place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit there.
2014-05-05 08:32:37 AM  
1 votes:
Getting tired of Chicago siphoning all of our tax dollars for "those poors." With 5 of the last 6 (all democratic) Governors going to prison for corruption, and 48% of Chicago's population being illegal aliens, you could put an electric fence around it and call it the Illinois state prison. If nothing else, that should finally put an end to the bloodbath of murders you have up there, and be more like St. Louis. Chicago is a great place to make money, for criminals, ask Al Capone !!! And the remaining good Americans can finally right the ship that is the good God-Fearing People of Illinois, starting with lowering taxes.
2014-05-05 08:29:38 AM  
1 votes:
If you live in the 'burbs like most people do, how would you even know what state you lived in if you stayed in the Midwest? Flat, boring, and exactly the same tract houses and chain stores as far as the eye can see.
2014-05-05 08:11:49 AM  
1 votes:

IsThatYourFinalAnswer: Illinois is a state of extremes. Up north, you have chicago and all the suckishness that entails living there. Down south, you have nothing but rural trash and meth.  Everything around is effectively the same.

You either love being a midwest rural yokel, you move out, or you're trapped by job/family/cash.


Or you could live in the suburbs surrounding Chicago and have a normal middle class existence while still retaining proximity to the city for when you're in the mood to visit. That works too. The suburbs are a great place to be. Once you get 10+ miles away from the city you get a lot more open space and quieter areas with all of the normal things you'd expect. Decent schools, multiple shopping malls, tons of restaurants of every type, enough room for the 1/4+ acre lot with a 3 bedroom house and yard, etc.

/Want to buy a house soon.
//Looking at Bolingbrook
2014-05-05 08:05:29 AM  
1 votes:

picturescrazy: I love Ohio but I know not many do. I think it would have scored higher except that "now you're stuck in Ohio" picture has truth to it. You can never leave. Mwahahahaha!


Ohio is the state of averages.  I swear we seem to come out at 25 on most polls.

I love this state too, but the strange thing about it, Ohio is like 3 states.  The S/SE is Appalachia, the NE is more like the eastern US, and the W/NW is definitely Midwest. We have three large urban areas that run SW to the NE along I-71, Toledo in the NW, and no real major city in SE, but Athens is down there kind of adding a little bit of blue to the surrounding red. The rest is rural.  We are a purple state more then red or blue.

Looking at the Gallup poll, I am surprised that West Virginia is below average.

/Appalachian Ohioan
2014-05-05 07:53:53 AM  
1 votes:
I live in the city of Chicago and love everything but the politics. Even the winters aren't that bad, with the exception of this year.

I'd never live in the rest of the state though. If I'm going to end up in some bumpkinhick town, it'd better at least be sunny and near a beach.
2014-05-05 07:39:43 AM  
1 votes:
Personally, I can't stand the politics here.
2014-05-05 07:30:58 AM  
1 votes:
My GF would is in the north side of Chicago and would leave immediately of her kid's father wasn't there.  It's great for about four months a year, and just too damn cold the rest.
2014-05-05 07:14:09 AM  
1 votes:
If I didn't have a job and family here I would. Not because of anything subby mentioned, and you left out the Sox btw,  just because I'm sick of the winters.
2014-05-05 07:13:54 AM  
1 votes:
Not necessarily a repeat (each state apparently will publish their own take on the Gallup poll results), but at least a follow-up to this earlier thread.
 
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