CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 656 times:
This weekend (Aug 19 - 20) is the 42nd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. It's the oldest and largest FREE admission air exhibition in the U.S.
Location & Time: Chicago's lakefront from Fullerton Ave. to Oak St. 10 AM - 4 PM (1000 - 1600 hrs).
The showcase performer this year is the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team - The Blue Angels.
Civilian air show performers include: Northern Lights Aerobatic Team, Toyota Airsports, the Lima Lima Flight Team, Red Baron Stearman Squadron and Ian Groom with his FUJIFILM Sukhoi SU-31
Military performers include: the F-15 Eagle, F-14 Tomcat, F-18 Hornet, F-117 Stealth Fighter, B-1B Bomber, B-2 Bomber, C-141 Starlifter, KC-135, F-16, AH-64 Apache, A-10 Thunderbolt, U.S. Army Special Forces and U.S. Navy Leapfrogs.
CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 529 times:
Illinois, especially Chicago, has some of the poorest and toughest suburbs (Dixmoor, Ford Heights & Phoenix) in the country.
Til now, I've worked all my life in Gary, IN and I didn't mind it at all (it wasn't boring to say the least), and the majority are good and honest people--that's why I don't piss on the poor and the disadvantaged...
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 527 times:
Don't mind your preaching. I went to school at SIU Edwardsville. That's why I was down in the East St. Louis area. It was eye-opening for me. I thought I'd seen poverty and desolation after seeing Cabrini Green, and even parts of Decatur. Nothing compared to what I saw in ESL. Blocks of burnt-out houses and cars. That was back in '93, so I hope things have improved. Downtown ESL wasn't bad though. In fact, I used to party at a bar there. There's also a big casino complex there that was fun. I did a project for a class where we filmed and produced a documentary about the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force. I got to ride around ESL with state troopers at 1 in the morning looking for stolen cars/thefts in progress. St. Clair and Madison Counties were the #2 and 3 counties for car theft in Illinois at the time (after Cook, I believe). It was very much like the show "Cops". VERY interesting experience to say the least.