I know Elburn well. I'm in Genoa currently (Northern IL), but I'm from Canton originally. Go Little Giants!
I grew up just east of Centralia (So. Ill. for those of you not familiar with anything south of 72 lol). After college I spent about 3 years in Springfield, but I've been in Baltimore, MD for the last 3 years.
Agree, and in my case, Waukegan (never thought I would end up here after trying to get away so many times). When I grew up (60s/70s) Waukegan (along with Elgin, Aurora, Joliet and maybe Gary, all about 40 miles from downtown Chicago) were considered satellite cities, not suburbs. They had their own economies, major downtowns, and not that many people commuted into Chicago for jobs. I could go on but I already feel your eyes glaze over. Anyway, nowadays these satellites may be considered to belong to the suburbs category while cities like Rockford are the new satellite cities? I don't know. So am I a suburb or Northern Illinois town?This can get complicated. For instance, I consider myself to be in Suburban Chicago (NW suburbs, not North or West) and my town is on the Metra UPNW commuter line, but I live closer to downtown Rockford than Downtown Chicago.
None that I'm aware of unfortunately. Found an article from Baltimore Magazine and as far as the B1G goes they OSU, PSU, MSU, UW, and UM bars, but nothing for anyone else. My sports bar of choice to go watch an Illini game is City Limits in Locust Point as I live over that way. They've got a ton of TVs on each side of the bar (granted they're a little small) so it's usually not an issue to get them to change one to the Illinois game. Honestly, as long as there's not some huge sporting event going on I've generally never had an issue getting a bar to turn the Illinois game on for me.any illini bars that you know of here? i live in Fells so Max’s is usually where i watch games
I'd definitely go with Lucas (Johnson). No one will mess with him!Grew up in So IL, went to Illinois and currently live in OKC. Also currently trying to figure out which current or former illini to name my first son after. The wife has already ruled out Kofi and Ayo