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anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« on: May 03, 2007, 10:53:21 AM »

the 'ol job situation here is looking a bit shaky since the feckheads in congress won't pass a budget for the new FY  anytime soon.   so I've applied for and am being considered (fingers crossed) for a position near Chicago.  specifically, around "Lemont", "Woodbridge", "Bolingbrook" area ?.  anyone lived/worked around there?   pros/cons ?  etc?
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Re: anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007, 10:56:11 AM »

1.  No.  Sorry, no help.  Tongue

2.  It's only a 6 hour drive to/from Minnehopeless!   Fingers Crossed Hump Cheers Buddies


3.   Cool  Good luck, either way.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007, 11:08:22 AM »

I once ate a Chicago deep-dish style pizza. PM if you want details.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007, 12:02:35 PM »

I once ate a Chicago deep-dish style pizza. PM if you want details.

Pizzeria Uno? That's some good *feces*.
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Re: anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 12:36:20 PM »

One word:

Cog Hill
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Re: anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 01:25:03 PM »

One word:

Cog Hill

as nice as Cog Hill #4  is,   unfortunately i don't think my salary would afford any rounds there.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 01:53:24 PM »

Come down to good ole VA, we have plenty of jobs for you.  Unfortunately for me, there are a lot of steeler fans here also.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 02:04:15 PM »

I was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base for 7 months. Does that count? I was 19 at the time so I don't think any of my experiences will help.
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Re: anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007, 02:58:22 PM »

1.  No.  Sorry, no help.  Tongue

2.  It's only a 6 hour drive to/from Minnehopeless!   

3.   Cool  Good luck, either way.

Can't be of any help either.  Most I've done is travel through Chicago.  The traffic was heavy, iirc, and we came across more than enough toll bridges.  Didn't bother me then - actually, it was rather fascinating - but I think that would be a headache to those that live there.

Minnehopeless?  Stroh!  Minnesnowta ain't hopeless!

Hope everything works out for you and Sal, Aske.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2007, 03:05:24 PM »

Never lived there, but have spent time there with friends - mostly north of the burbs you mentioned.

1)  You want to live close to where you work - commutes will wear you down.

2)  Bears fan are passionate - they may carve some flesh out of your skinny Steeler lovin arse!  Grin

3)  Its not a bad place to live - lots to do.  I'd recommend taking a serious look if the job suites you.

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2007, 03:32:52 PM »

Just think, you can get tickets to go to.........."Oprah"!!!!!!! Grin Grin Grin, and isn't Jerry Springer filmed there!!!!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2007, 06:05:51 PM »

I have college friends who lived in Naperville and now live in Woodstock. I've always enjoyed Chicago. And going to Wrigley is a spiritual event. I even saw my Twins play there during the first year of interleague play.

As others have mentioned, commutes can be a bitch but that's the norm in any major metro city these days.

Good luck!
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2007, 08:33:00 PM »

Come down to good ole VA, we have plenty of jobs for you.  Unfortunately for me, there are a lot of steeler fans here also.

unfortunately, i don't know of any such jobs. my only extant skills are pretty damned specialized , and there isn't a major computational research lab in the state (afaik). aside from mowing lawns, i don't think i'd be of much use down there

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Re: anyone here lived/worked around chicago?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2007, 08:42:39 PM »

One of the more liveable big cities in the U.S., IMO.  Love the city; I'm simply a converted Southerner and no longer feel the need to subject myself to the winters.  If I were to move back to the cold, it would likely be Chicago.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2007, 08:44:43 PM »

One of the more liveable big cities in the U.S., IMO.  Love the city; I'm simply a converted Southerner and no longer feel the need to subject myself to the winters.  If I were to move back to the cold, it would likely be Chicago.

lennyq-  any thoughts on those particular areas?
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