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Old 04-09-2004, 12:48 PM   #11
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Aurora! That'* the city!
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Old 04-09-2004, 02:34 PM   #12
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Illinois is ruling the moderators YES ha ha ha we r slowly moving up in the ranks will i be next, steve, ad_bear?
THey wont make me a moderator. Long story
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:52 PM   #13
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Oh, I didn't want to visit there ever. Mom made a wrong turn that got us from Kenosha, Past the sears tower, and into Cabrini. I'm more of a small town guy, I don't like people walking down my street, and I wake up when a car drives by, That many people would kill me without even touching me.

Is Elgin the name of that city from Wayne'* World? Cause where ever that city is, We got to see THE house.
I can't remember its been a while since I saw the movie. I was kind of thinking Aurora but I very well may be wrong. I spent the first 30 something years of my life in Chicagoland. As with anywhere you go - there are places to stay away from. Cabrini is definitely one of those places.
hey i use to live in cabrini green whats wrong with that??? :(
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Nuthin, you prolly knew people there... I didn't, and it'* safer to expect the worst
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hey i use to live in cabrini green whats wrong with that??? :(
It was a scary place for everyone that lived there and the living conditions weren't the greatest. I remember seeing on the news all the time that paramedics were afraid to go there for fear of getting shot. They had to have police escorts and even the cops were scared to go there. It may not have been always bad but you have to admit there was a lot of stuff going down there.
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hey i use to live in cabrini green whats wrong with that??? :(
It was a scary place for everyone that lived there and the living conditions weren't the greatest. I remember seeing on the news all the time that paramedics were afraid to go there for fear of getting shot. They had to have police escorts and even the cops were scared to go there. It may not have been always bad but you have to admit there was a lot of stuff going down there.
it wasnt that bad now the news just made it seem that way thats all
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Nothing like a stigmatized community. The town I grew up in always looked down on the
"east side" where I grew up and actually lived until two years ago. Never thought it was that bad, I wasnt afraid to walk outside or anything, but you simply didnt leave your car unlocked. It was always the subject of city council focus groups, the newspapers would have to put "east side" somewhere in the headline when crimes occured, such as" east side crime rate up this year" or something. Kinda got me to see that. Now I have to make 3-4 trips a week back to the same town and I find myself not stopping at my usual places for a drink or gas, keeping the car doors locked while driving and I didnt even realize I was doing this until the other day, when I passed my old elementary school, saw a group of kids standing there and rechecked the car doors! why I am acting this way is beyond me, I still have near and dear friends and family living in the same area!

Now I have something to keep me up tonite thinking about
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Nothing like a stigmatized community. The town I grew up in always looked down on the
"east side" where I grew up and actually lived until two years ago. Never thought it was that bad, I wasnt afraid to walk outside or anything, but you simply didnt leave your car unlocked. It was always the subject of city council focus groups, the newspapers would have to put "east side" somewhere in the headline when crimes occured, such as" east side crime rate up this year" or something. Kinda got me to see that. Now I have to make 3-4 trips a week back to the same town and I find myself not stopping at my usual places for a drink or gas, keeping the car doors locked while driving and I didnt even realize I was doing this until the other day, when I passed my old elementary school, saw a group of kids standing there and rechecked the car doors! why I am acting this way is beyond me, I still have near and dear friends and family living in the same area!

Now I have something to keep me up tonite thinking about
not me i dont have to lock my doors everyone knows me
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Thats just it, I dont have a good reason to lock the doors, I still know lots of people there too LOL. I mean it IS a shabby LOOKING side of town in some areas but two years ago I was walking those same streets with no fear. Maybe its because I moved to a smaller town with very little division between the classes and everything in my old town seems foreign to me. Drove by my grandpas old house the other day, its been sold for 3 years and looks nothing like what I was used to. Felt strange to even be driving by, when as a child I spend many hours on the sidwalks.

Geez maybe I am looking down my nose at my roots and if thats what I am doing, I am changing, because thats not who I am at all
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Thats just it, I dont have a good reason to lock the doors, I still know lots of people there too LOL. I mean it IS a shabby LOOKING side of town in some areas but two years ago I was walking those same streets with no fear. Maybe its because I moved to a smaller town with very little division between the classes and everything in my old town seems foreign to me. Drove by my grandpas old house the other day, its been sold for 3 years and looks nothing like what I was used to. Felt strange to even be driving by, when as a child I spend many hours on the sidwalks.

Geez maybe I am looking down my nose at my roots and if thats what I am doing, I am changing, because thats not who I am at all
u will be ok cause everyone does it. it just depends on how u reflect on it from here on out
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