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#161 dragcarz

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

Just found this post I live in Maryville Il. Transplanted St.Louisan. I'm between Edwardsville and Collinsville, Anyone in this area?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 02:58 AM

Politics in Illinos/Chicago? Total ######.

Food? Well, we have "Chicago-style" pizza (mmmmmmmmmm!)... Chicago-style hot dogs (no ketchup! Ever!)... roast beef "sammiches".... and on and on. Yep, we got it goin' on food-wise, but the laughing stock of the country when it comes to political corruption, dirty deals, payoffs, bribes, and general sleaze. :(


No argument here Harry! I look forward to the trips back just for the food, to heck with seeing family and friends! :D To me, a Chicago dog can only be had in Chicago, and the same can be said for a Portillo's beef sammich, Gino's East deep dish pizza, Eli's Cheesecake, the list goes on and on!

Politics?, Naw, we ain't gonna talk about that! :rolleyes: I do love the quote I saw not too long ago about Illinois' new state motto- "Illinois, where our ex-governors make our plates!"

#163 High octane

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:03 AM

I know couple of ex Chicagoans that now live in the Denver area and cry whenever I mention Chicago food as they DO know what they're missing. LOL!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:36 AM

I'm from Dolton, a south suburb of Chicago. Life long resident. This area has changed a lot since i was a kid and not for the better!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

I'm from Dolton, a south suburb of Chicago. Life long resident. This area has changed a lot since i was a kid and not for the better!

You're right about that as life in the Chicagoland area back in the 50's and 60's were great times. The food is still great though.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

Just found this post I live in Maryville Il. Transplanted St.Louisan. I'm between Edwardsville and Collinsville, Anyone in this area?


ra7c7er,
Lives near Belleville.

route66modeler near St. Louis

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Grew up in Oswego. Living in Yorkville. Great memories of our farm and working on model cars in the enclosed back patio with the windows open and WLS on the am radio. Also of going to Oswego drag strip before it closed down.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

Oh man ! WLS on the radio. Now that brings back some memories.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

Grew up in Oswego. Living in Yorkville. Great memories of our farm and working on model cars in the enclosed back patio with the windows open and WLS on the am radio. Also of going to Oswego drag strip before it closed down.

Grew up in Oswego. Living in Yorkville. Great memories of our farm and working on model cars in the enclosed back patio with the windows open and WLS on the am radio. Also of going to Oswego drag strip before it closed down.

WLS was great and I spent time at Union Grove (Great Lakes Dragaway) and also Rockford Dragway back in the 60's.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

WLS is back on, I'm listening to it right now!

Harry I see you went to Lane Tech.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

WLS is back on, I'm listening to it right now!

Harry I see you went to Lane Tech.

Bill


Yes I did.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

No girlz at Lane "back in the day."

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

No girlz at Lane "back in the day."


I'm not that old! Yeah, we had girlz. :D

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

I'm not that old! Yeah, we had girlz. :D

Okay Harry as I thought that you may have been a couple years older, as when I went to high school Lane Tech was not a coed school as yet.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:58 AM

Oh man ! WLS on the radio. Now that brings back some memories.


Any one remember "boogie check"?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

Or "Super 'CFL?"

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

John "Records" Landecker, Fred Winston, Larry Lujack (good Ol' Uncle Lar and Lil' snot nose Tommy), Bob Sirott, and others that I am forgetting!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

Dick Biondi!

BTW... Bob Sirott does the local news here on Fox at 9 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

Dick Biondi is a "living legend."

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:29 AM

Urbana for 34 years, Pittsburgh before that.