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Land of the tax now? - 7/14/2019
Born and raised in southern IL. 5 years ago this was a great state to live in, but we just recently elected a new government, I personally didn’t pay much attention because I’m more focused on national issues. But since then, we’ve been taxed out the ass. Most recently the taxes per gallon of gas has DOUBLED, there’s talk of a new tax on plastic bags everywhere EXCEPT Chicago, alcohol and tobacco has a new tax. And on top of that there’s also talk of taxing on the purchasing of used cars/trade-ins. With hope and a little bit of luck, southern Illinois will break off from Chicago and cook county and maybe things will get better. But if things don’t in the next few years I will be moving out of state.
As a side note, I should mention that recently recreational marijuana has been legalized (taking effect beginning of next year) and a bill protecting abortion rights has been passed, so take that as you Read More

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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 Read More

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 Read More

cost of living - 7/16/2015
Illinois have one of the highest taxes in the Read More

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 Read More

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, Read More

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. Read More

Illinois Politicians - 6/14/2014
Very simple: nearly every politician in the State of Illinois is a Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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