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Bourbonnais, IL

New to this. Family of 4 looking for better opportunities than here in Illinois.Looking for best place to start a new business and the best place to raise a family.

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Peotone, IL

Peotone Ill - 8/21/2015

I have been in the town of peotone for 13 years and now selling! I have never seen a more poor excuse for a town. There is no were to go and nothing too do. The town itself is now turning onto a ghost town 3 bars and a gun shop. With the one park we have it is poorly maintained with gravel and mud no were to bring your children nor pets too. Very-Very poor excuse for a so called police department!Continuous speeders and the cop's are more concerned about being at the gas station's to get their doughnut's and coffee! No stop light's for what is the point when driver's go threw the stop sign's! I'm so glad to be moving for this is one town I shall not miss!!!!!

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Noble, IL

36 years here - 8/1/2015

I'm tired of everyone thinking chicago is all illinois is.... Even the politicians think only of Chicago... We have not had a state budget set yet amd people in small towns are loosing their jobs or forced to keep their job and not receiving a paycheck because there is no budget but by god let's vote to give the poor poloticians a raise. Let's not take care of our handicapped or elderly or those who slave away 40 or more hours a week and can't pay their bills still because hey we need to raise the taxes so we (leaders) need a raise or a personal jet.... So tired of this same ole crap every year... My family and i are out... Off to a state that cares and is not full of greedy and corrupt politicians! I am not giving Illinois another cent.....

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Bolingbrook, IL

cost of living - 7/16/2015

Illinois have one of the highest taxes in the Country

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Saint Charles, IL

From Lake Michigan to The Miississippi, you'll fin - 7/14/2015

Illinois is under rated when it comes to recreation. Lake Michigan is an obvious source of fun, but the state is filled with great parks, beautiful rivers, and rolling hills (the latter in the southern part of the state and along the river valleys). Galena in the northwest part of the state is a great place to go biking, and the Fox, Illinois, and Mississippi rivers offer plenty of boating and swimming in the north and western regions respectively. Starved Rock State Park is a beautiful place to hike and follows the Illinois River. Downstate is like a whole different world, as the corn fields of Central Illinois give way to the Hills of the Shawnee National Forest. If outdoor activities aren't your thing, you can always enjoy one of the state's many historic venues such as the Abraham Lincoln site in Springfield or take an architecture tour such as the Frank Lloyd Wright tour in Oak Park or the river based architecture tour in Chicago. Festivals are numerous including Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Air and Water Show. Chicago and Highland Park are the best locations for catching a concert, with vibrant indoor and outdoor music venues including Ravinia, Millenium Park and numerous smaller concert halls such as the Chicago Theatre. You can always find plenty to do, no matter what your taste might be!

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Chicago, IL

brutally cold - 2/26/2015

Chicago's winters are brutally cold, but the summers are worth the wait. Always something to do, not just for twenty-somethings but all adults. Theatre, lakefront, festivals, millennium park, museums, architecture, etc.

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Urbana, IL

Cost of Living in Chicago - 10/19/2014

Chicago is a great place for entertainment and to be entertained. However it frightens people that would like to move there due to the high taxes and high crime rate. It has been said on television and the local news channel that Illinois is the number two state that people were moving out of. The only state that beat Illinois was New Jersey. That should say something to the corrupt politicians in Illinois.

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Homewood, IL

Illinois Politicians - 6/14/2014

Very simple: nearly every politician in the State of Illinois is a crook.

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Maywood, IL

Re: So tired of Chicago winters - 4/18/2014

I have not done a lot of traveling but I live in the midwest and have not traveled from outside of it and now I am seeking a little warmth.

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Maywood, IL

Re: So tired of Chicago winters - 4/18/2014

Hi, I was born and raised in Chicago (50 yrs young, so one would think that I have gotten use to the wishy-washy weather we have here, but I haven't. I have started having bouts of depressions right after summer because I know the brutal winter is coming SOON thereafter. My kids are pretty much grown and now its time for me to be concerned with me and ME wants to live someone where the climate is warmer. Yes, I've heard about the brutal spring & summer of Houston, but how does it stand up to the brutal winters of Chicago? I will soon find out. Looking to make a move to Houston into AFFORDABLE housing in an (apt, town-home or may also consider a small single family home). Preferably located in an area not overcome with poverty, crime and trashy neighborhoods, but definitely in a middle aged-settled, diverse/type non-racist area. I'm not looking for perfections, but I would like to feel safe in my surroundings and not have to pay an arm/leg to do so, I can't afford it anyway. I hear the cost of living is really nice in Houston, as compared to some of the other big cities. Anyone have any suggestions? Your honest opinions would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to move before Chicago's next winter sets in. Thanks.

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Peoria, IL

lake county, ill - 4/13/2014

Crime rate

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Bloomington, IL

Relocation - 4/12/2014

I really have nothing bad or good to say. I love where I am. I am moving only because of my job.

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Oglesby, IL

Decisions decisions - 2/19/2014

Well there's not much to say about where I live. I dislike the state of Illinois its so corrupt. My husband and I are big outdoors folk. And here in this "wonderful" state we don't have much outdoors attractions/activities.

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Lisle, IL

Looking for a progressive leaning town in the Nort - 4/6/2013

Does any person have any referrals?

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Lockport, IL

The Land of Lincoln is the Titanic! - 3/13/2013

Get out! I am.

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East Saint Louis, IL

WHAT - 10/25/2012


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Peoria, IL

really? - 9/19/2012


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Dundee, IL

treats its retirees well - 9/4/2012

Retired, long term resident who hates hot weather. Taxes are good here for retirees. No retirement income of any kind is subject to income tax. Sales tax on food/prescription meds 1 percent. Property taxes a bit high but state/local generous with exemptions for Seniors. Lots of stuff in lots of price ranges to do in the Chicago metro area where I live. Tuition free classes at community colleges.Politics are no worse at the local level than anywhere else.

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Joliet, IL

Tired of the struggle - 7/9/2012

I have been in Illinois for decades and both my husband and I are tired of the crooked politicians making money for themselves by cheating the people of the state. Our education system has gotten worse not better, the violence on every street city or suburb is out of control. We are looking at trying to leave the state as soon as possible.

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Tinley Park, IL

Ups and downs of Tinley Park, IL - 4/19/2012

Parts of Tinley are very nice. Real Estate - property taxes are high - Cook County. There are some good restaurants and good health clinics. They are free outdoor concerts and there is a sense of community. Good place to raise children -- good schools.

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Palatine, IL

Personal Income Taxes - 3/9/2012

The Personal Income Tax rate for the State of Illinois increased from 3% to 5% as of January 1, 2011. Sperling's Cost of Living figures for the state of Illinois are still calculated at the old 3% rate.

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