Let's hear it ILLINOIS modelers

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Where you all from guys?

I'm from Shelbyville, which is 35 miles south of Decatur.

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I'AM FROM PEORIA

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Northwest Suburban Chicago, Crook County, IL.

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Not far from Harry, Dupage (live) and Kane (work, but might as well live here too) Counties.

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Danville, about 5 miles from the Indiana border.

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Rockford

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I'm not an Illinois modeller now, but from 1959/1965 I lived in a small town in Illinois called Cornell (Pop. 400) half way between Pontiac and Streator. Built my first model car there, when I got a Lindberg 32 Ford pick up for my birthday, and shortly thereafter, my sunday school teacher gave me an AMT 32 ford(first 3 in 1).....and I' ve been hooked ever since. I built a few model airplanes before that..A bunchMonogram P-40's and I remember a B 26 or two, but it was all cars after that....'Z'

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Northwest suburban CROOK COUNTY. Harry hit it on the head when he said Crook versus Cook.

I am a member of GTR Modelers, CARS in Miniature and Lake Michigan Model Car Clubs.

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Northwest Chicago burbs, also Crook County Il.

Bill

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I grew up in Berwyn. After the military I kept moving west - Westmont, Downers Grove, Warrenville, Winfield, Wheaton, and was living in Aurora when I decided it was time to move to Florida.

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crazyjim how could you move to sunny Florida and do away with frigid cold and snowy winters in the Chicagoland area? I just know that you REALLY miss them!

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I could live without the cold and snow........not sure if I could deal with the humidity and park flier sized mosquitos though..............lol!

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I was a tough decision, Nick. Actually, cold weather brought terrific pain to my knees after a motorcycle accident in 2001. I needed warmer weather.

Humidity? We leave an air conditioned house to get into an air conditioned car that takes us to an air conditioned store. Same on the way home and then jump in the pool. Yard work gets done before 11:00am. Drink plenty of water.

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Northwest suburban CROOK COUNTY. Harry hit it on the head when he said Crook versus Cook.

I am a member of GTR Modelers, CARS in Miniature and Lake Michigan Model Car Clubs.

I'm from Palos Hills. I had always wondered about the Lake Michigan club, can you give me any details?

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Wooddale in Dupage county...I dont have to move closer to Ohare airport its moving closer to me :unsure:

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The Capitol of Illinois.....Springfield,where the Govenors mansion is still empty.I'm just a stones throw away from the Capitol building.

Do me a favor and fling a few stones toward that Capitol building. Maybe you can knock some sense into our esteemed Illinois politicians... :rolleyes:

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Are you kidding Harry, we're stuck with what's at the bottom of the barrel!

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Like Jim, I USED to live in Illinois, having grown up in Waukegan. I was living in Winthrop Harbor up until June of 2005 when an employment opportunity was offered to me to move to Charlotte, NC. I had to decide between shoveling snow or sweating a little more during the summer and found that Old Spice deodorant is cheaper than a trip to the chiropractor! The happiest day in my life was selling that 8HP, dual stage, 30" wide snowblower and giving my winter coats to Goodwill!

I will admit that it was a lot of fun visiting many of the LHS and shows that were in the area but considering we have seen a total of maybe 10 inches of snow over the last 6 winters compared to probably 300+ inches in Northern Illinois over that same time frame, I am glad I moved! Add in the drama with the last Governor and how broke the state is, and I do feel bad for those of you still there.

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Wooddale in Dupage county...I dont have to move closer to Ohare airport its moving closer to me :unsure:

Hey BigTruck, I remember you when we worked at the Goodguys Model Car Contest a few years back with Dean. Good to hear from you as I haven't seen you at the DuPage swaps lately.

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Are you kidding Harry, we're stuck with what's at the bottom of the barrel!

Yes, we are. It doesn't get much worse than Illinois politics.

Kinda makes me wonder why I haven't moved far away from here by now... :unsure:

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Hi Nick , I was at Dupage a few weeks ago , Kane county on the {oct 23rd }..Countryside {oct 16th} and Tinley Park {dec4th }swaps are soon , maybe we'll catch up again

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Kankakee

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I'm from Palos Hills. I had always wondered about the Lake Michigan club, can you give me any details?

Meets in Bensenville Illinois on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meeting opens at around 7:00 PM and business starts at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow is annual open house.

It's at

Faith Community Church Hall at 192 South Center Street in Bensenville, IL. Which is a block west of York Road and about three blocks south of Irving Park Road.

We have people from over the area. Some from as far south as Franfort Illinois and even a member from Crown Point Indiana area.

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About 55 miles south of the loop stuck between Kankakee and Bourbonnais!!!

Crook County is calling Kankakee County crooks right now! :lol:

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