Illinois

Illinois, nicknamed "The Prairie State" because most of the state was once covered with prairie grasses, is the sixth most populated state in the United States. Politically oft known as a swing state because elections could swing either to Democrats or Republicans, in recent years it has become a Democratic stronghold. It's most poplulous and well known city is Chicago, known for it's baseball, tv personality Oprah, deep dish pizzas, and the location of several major movies. Some of it's well known landmarks are baseball's famous Wrigley Field, president Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, and The Willis (Sears Tower) which was the US's largest tower for nearly 40 years. Illinois also has the world largest ketchup bottle, was the first to ratify the 13th amendment to abolish slavery, and is home to the Chicago river, which is the only river in the US to flow backwards.
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EnglishArtsteacher

When You Think of Illinois, What is the First Thing That Comes to Your Mind?

In 1790, Illinois became the 21st state to enter the union of the United States of America. I've never been to Illinois (although I've came close-Read about it in my MyTake here), but I've met several people who have...

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hammeronfire

What is Your State Like? A Comedic Take on Illinois

Inpsired by @pink2000 for her take on Oklahoma, i have decided to share my comedic take on the state of Illinois Illinois is basically split up into two parts in my opinion, and those parts are Chicago, and not Chicago....

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diegoD

Economic impact of legalization in Illinois?

Anyone from Illinois? economic impact of legalization? what would be the economic impact in terms of gross revenue and tax revenue, of legalizing and taxing prostitution, pot, gambling in Illinois? in the nation?

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cheyenne1109

Which college is better academically, you Chicago or university of illinois chicago? and how are their zoology?

so I really want to go to school in chicago or somewhere in illinois. I want to become either a zookeeper or marine mammal trainer(dolphins, belugas, etc). I would like to study zoology, marine bio, or psychology. does...

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TheEpicWindmill

Pat Quinn or Bruce Rauner? Illinois Gubernatorial Race?

To the individuals who reside in Illinois, the 2014 Gubernatorial election is arriving this November and it's down to two candidates, incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn and Republican Venture Capitalist Bruce Rauner....

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Anonymous

State of Illinois people believe they are above the law?

I was born and raised in Illinois. I always grew loving my city and state, but as I get older people that work for state of Illinois truly believe they are above the law which is sometimes true. Is your state crooked too?

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Anonymous

What do you call someone from Maine, Illinois, or Utah?

If you are from Texas, you're a Texan, New York, a New Yorker, Florida, a Floridian, but what do you call people from like Maine, Illinois, or Utah? And whatever the demonym, do people from there actually refer to...

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Anonymous

Question on sex/statutory rape laws in Illinois..

i believe the age of consent in Illinois is 17. I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 14. would that be rape if me and him had sexual contact of any kind?

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Mixed2Mama

Who is all from Chicago or Illinois?

Exactly what the question stated Lol. I just really want to know who's in Chicago or Illinois.

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Anonymous

Is anyone on here from Illinois?

Is it anyone from Illinois. If so what city?

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Anonymous

People of Illinois there's Severe Thunderstorms and a Tornado headed our way, How are you?

I'm just concerned about everyone, and I know it doesn't really make since for me to ask considering if you're be hit by it I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be on GAG. But if it has already come your way or is there...

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atomique

Cool things about North East Illinois?

I am moving in a few days to North East Illinois. What are some fun things about the area?

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Anonymous

What are your thoughts on the crime situation in Chicago, Illinois?

Chicago is a very large city and has historically had a high murder rate but 2016 was crazy and was over 760 murders this year. I'm not from the area and never been to Chicago so not that familiar with the area but I...

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Cristian97

Girls, Any women live in Illinois?

Any women who live in Illinois?

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esotericstory

Illinois now has full term abortions, the baby is pulled out feet first and then beheaded, what do you think?

Infantice will be legal soon. The main reason why I am celibate until in a stable relationship is because I want to prevent my children dying such horrible deaths.

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EnglishArtsteacher

Notable Massacres in the United States of America, From Colorado to Illinois.

You may not have heard, but last week, another massacre happened in the United States of America. Regardless if the rate of massacre in the USA have increased or not, it's still troubling that we go through this what...

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Do you want Elsa to get arrested?

Police in Illinois 'arrest' Elsa due to extremely cold weather. MCLEAN, Ill. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The bitter cold in the Midwest has caused one police department to take action by arresting the ice queen herself -- Elsa....

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Anonymous

I'm jealous of my boyfriends sister... is this normal?

I always have to buy plane tickets just to see him now he lives in Florida and I live in Illinois. However, for his sister''s Christmas present he drove 18 hours to Illinois... I feel like he would never do that for me....

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nirad80

Do we have another chance?

the other day me and my girlfriend broke up, we been together for a year, sometimes she would bicker at me for no reason, I know we both love each other, but about 6 months back she was acting weird so I asked her if she...

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livitup357

Do he still want me or is it just jealousy??

So I had this boyfriend for 3 years. Sophmore year til the start of my freshman year in college. During my junior year I moved to Illinois from Texas. We kept contact and visited and everything was going good. He even...

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kmal1986

Can I turn my friend into my girlfriend?

Hi I'm wondering if somebody can give me some tips about this girl. Last year, I did an internship in Washington DC with a lot of other college students. I met this girl named Annie from Arizona. I'm from Illinois....

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blufrenzy93

Future vet is confused about college.

So I'm in that exciting time of filling out college apps. What fun. Anyway, I definitely want to become a vet in the future, but of course there's no such thing as a pre-vet major. I've done my homework regarding what the...

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Modernhippy

3 years too long. 18 too young?

I'm going into my senior year meaning the plans my friends and I are planning are about 10 months from now meaning its a while away. but I met this girl on a cruise during the end of my freshman year and we called each...

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Anonymous

Shy girl, or just disinterested?

I met a girl today. Hot, smart and funny. It turns out we went to the same high school and in fact live about 5 minutes from each other. We're in the same class for college but she'll be moving back to Illinois in the...

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Anonymous

Not being friend zoned?

I'll set up the background. I've been going to school with this girl for 9 years now, and we've always just been classmates. I've always been attracted to her, but never to the point where I've tried to pursue her. We...

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Anonymous

What's going on - zombie like attacks in United States?

It all started on 5/16 with an ominous story about a "mysterious rash" at McArthur High School in Hollywood that launched a HazMat investigation. Twleve students and two teachers were treated and released. The source of...

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Anonymous

Just met a girl, and she isn't responding. Was my last text bad here?

Question describes the situation. I gave my number to a cute cashier and she actually did text me :) but she didn't respond to my last text...here's the end of the conversation. Did I screw up? The only reason I texted...

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irishgirl21

How to get over this anger/jealousy?

My ex and I broke up 3 months ago. We dated for 8 months. We are both 20 and both attend the same university. We have mutual best friends, are in the same activities/clubs, and are in the some of the same classes because...

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gotc147

2014 Midterm election results are (mostly) in, how do you feel about them?

So then the results are in and the Republicans will be taking control of the Senate with a 53 seat majority (54 seats if Bill Cassidy wins the Louisiana runoff). In the House of Representatives, the Republicans have...

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Anonymous

Would you (or allow your loved one to) go under the knife of a doctor you knew had 'malpractice issues'?

Dr. Denise Crute had 17 malpractice cases in Colorado (at least 1 involving death) and was allowed to surrender her license there to be able to move to Illinois and continue practicing. A Rockford, Illinois hospital (OSF)...

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Anonymous

Seriously What are my chances here?

Can I transfer to a university with a 1.7 GPA I am currently a freshman going to be a sophomore in the fall. I am a Nursing major. I recently attended Millikin University a private school. However my GPA is not where...

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Anonymous

Long Distant Trouble?

Okay, so a few months ago i met this girl online (about 4-5 months ago) and she is amazing, then on April 25th we started dating and we would talk a lot on the phone and Skype and text. Anyways I live in California and...

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Razal

Which Road Trip out of these two is more exciting?

If I were to take a road trip which will be more exciting, more scenic, with less traffic, with more attractions, any recommended attractions: 1. Illinois- Kentucky-Tennessee-Missouri 2....

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Arosem09

I need advice, I'm in a really bad situation?

So about 3 months ago I moved from Illinois to el Paso, TX. Because of wanting to be with my girlfriend of 4yrs we was recently living together in Texas but after I lost my job I started having money problems and it...

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Toad-1

A 13-year-old boy recorded his talk with the principal — now he's being charged with an eavesdropping felony. Do you think he should be charged?

A 13-year-old Illinois student has been charged with a Class 4 felony count of eavesdropping after recording a conversation with his school principal on his cellphone, according to Illinois Policy, an independent public...

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yara2000

How normal is it for an adult to completely lose his/her native accent and sound like they re from the place they moved to?

My aunt moved from the Bronx to southern Illinois in her mid 20s and at 54, it sounds like I m talking to an Illinois native, and she s not doing it on purpose either. My mom claims this strong accent in her voice...

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Anyone remember this?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/klalG9fNqVE https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/music 1985 The first “Farm Aid” concert is held in Champaign, Illinois It started with an offhand remark made by Bob Dylan during his...

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EnglishArtsteacher

When you Think of ME (EnglishArtsTeacher), What is the First Thing That Comes to Your Mind?

I was born on September 7th, 1990 in the city of Hamilton, Ohio. I've lived in this city my entire life. I have two younger sisters, three nephews, a niece (and another niece, and nephew/niece on the way). I've never been...

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