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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 711 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.

BTW, there's also a water show, but who cares...


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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 598 times:

Hey Cstar, are you from Chicago?


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 597 times:

TW,

Yep...I was demoted to an alderman, then again, an alderman is a ward (district) emperor in Chicago, although Hizzoner (the mayor) is God.

Seriously, I'm from the southern suburbs of Chicago near the Indiana border, but don't tell anyone.  


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 595 times:

Calumet City? Kankakee?


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 593 times:

close...South Holland.

I miss my empire.  



User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 594 times:

Yeah, but look at all you have in South Holland. You have.... well there's.....and, ummm....railroad tracks??? Well, at least it's named after a cool country.

Hey dude it could be worse. You could be from my hometown downstate. It's been in the national news lately several times, none of it positive.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 587 times:

I had to chill out...

Unfortunately, Dutch-Americans can be quite ultra-conservative...my sister-in-law and her family are quite nice though.

Where 'bout downstate? Anything beyond the collar counties is considered downstate...is it a little east of St. Louis? or did you play in Peoria?


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 591 times:

There once was a guy from Decatur...



I've spent time in the ESL hood though. I'll have to tell you my war stories sometime.

I frickin LOVE Chicago. It's my kind of town.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 584 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...

Sorry, I'm preaching...better go.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 582 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.


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 575 times:

Rats! Won't be back in Chicago until Sunday night. Hope someone takes pictures.

Charles



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