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Bill

Gulf Breeze, FL

#670 Jul 16, 2011
Illinois is the worst state in the country! The property tax is crazy, the cost to license a car is crazy, the cost of gas is crazy, The people that run the state are the dumbest laziest people you'll ever meet. ANYBODY THAT LIVES HERE IS CRAZY!I've lived here my whole life and I've had enough,my house is for sale and we can't wait to get out of here! It's so bad, if we can't sell the house we'll just leave it and we have good equity in it!
I WOULDN'T TELL MY WORST ENEMY TO MOVE TO ILLINOIS!
Dallas Home Security

Kansas City, MO

#671 Jul 27, 2011
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Hillbillie lady

Gulf Shores, AL

#672 Jul 31, 2011
Hannah L wrote:
All I Can Say Is, Most of IL's population is taken over by hillbillies. I mean, the only pretty decent place in IL is Chicago.
Can we all say "Hell Yeah" to all us hillbillies. LOL!
DIllon

Germany

#673 Oct 21, 2011
Well hi :)

I love southern Illinois. It's ma home! Right now I'm currently in Germany, but I still miss it. It's nice! 4 seasons, laid back. If you like shootin guns, the FOID card isn't as big a deal as people make it seem. Lots of folks arepa packin and a shootin up the place, but in a good way lol.
Dr Pepper

Schaumburg, IL

#674 Jan 15, 2012
slobo wrote:
The only reason I am still living in Ellanoise, is because I am too stupid to get out! If you are a moron, and enjoy crime, enjoy illegal aliens, enjoy the minimum wage and enjoy living in a Police State, then WELCOME TO ELLANOISE!!!(Not to mention the humid summers, dry winters, crumbling infrastructure, super hog farms, and crooked politicians)...Whada I miss? Oh yeah!!! The Stupid FOID Card!!! THEN WELCOME TO ELLANOISE!!!
Uhmm, before you spell the word such as ELLANOISE, please check your spelling before you type it in and post the comments, it is spelled ILLINOIS.... Yes, despite of my many difficulties when I grew up, I still loves Illinois and despite for what crap thats been going on in Illinois. ILLINOIS!!!

“KANKA ALFRED”

Since: Jan 07

London,UK

#675 Feb 12, 2012
Joane wrote:
Yes if you want to move to IL please don't move to the northern part of the state!! Lived there and was born in Hazel Crest...HATE IT!!! That's why I moved my family to Carson City, NV. LOVE IT!! Beautiful mountains and LOTS of Jobs. The only thing I miss about IL is tornado season!
Agree
Was around Carson City/Topaz Lake and i could there Retire

“KANKA ALFRED”

Since: Jan 07

London,UK

#676 Feb 12, 2012
DIllon wrote:
Well hi :)
I love southern Illinois. It's ma home! Right now I'm currently in Germany, but I still miss it. It's nice! 4 seasons, laid back. If you like shootin guns, the FOID card isn't as big a deal as people make it seem. Lots of folks arepa packin and a shootin up the place, but in a good way lol.
Will be in August in Kankakee City.
May just take the Economy Inn as there is the Greyhound Station,i believe
Hawk

Naperville, IL

#677 Aug 15, 2012
Lisa wrote:
hi i live in england at the moment. im lookin to move to the states in the next couple of years. can anyone tell me what its like to live in illinois.
house size / prices
weather
universities
etc
cheers
ITS HELL!!!!!!!!!! 75% of the people here have a bad attitude and the good companies have fled from this state because of corruption and high taxes. Not to mention the illegal alien hoard flooding into the state. The city of chicago is a huge stink of assholes as well...Do your self a favor, and stay clear of illi-noise...
You might try some of the south west states, better climate, lower taxes and better people.....
Hawk

Naperville, IL

#678 Aug 15, 2012
Bill wrote:
Illinois is the worst state in the country! The property tax is crazy, the cost to license a car is crazy, the cost of gas is crazy, The people that run the state are the dumbest laziest people you'll ever meet. ANYBODY THAT LIVES HERE IS CRAZY!I've lived here my whole life and I've had enough,my house is for sale and we can't wait to get out of here! It's so bad, if we can't sell the house we'll just leave it and we have good equity in it!
I WOULDN'T TELL MY WORST ENEMY TO MOVE TO ILLINOIS!
AMEN Brother, we live in same crap hole here in lousy bolingrook illinois. Where the illegal mexican hoard is now over crowding the entire village with their lousy loud beat sound systems in the stolen cars keeping us awake at night. And the corrupt idiot police of this rotten village wont arrest them. Not to mention most of the people here dont have a brain between their ears but a just a low rotten attitude. Maybe bolingbrook could get our wonderful retired police officer drew peterson out of jail, and make him mayor. Seriously....Just Kidding. Best of luck to you, hope you can make it out of here. And we are still trying....
Amaria

Columbia, SC

#679 Sep 8, 2012
Wow, My husband may take a job in Southern Illinois, after reading the comments I wonder if we are better off staying in the rude south we now reside.
Amaria

Columbia, SC

#680 Sep 8, 2012
Meaning, the comments on this subject are rude, nasty and depressing in majority.
Ben in Marion to long

Mount Vernon, MO

#682 Mar 24, 2013
Southern Illinois wrote:
Southen Illinois is a great place to live. It has smaller towns and is near Rend Lake, which is a nice place for camping, boating, fishing, etc. Windows resort is a place many people go to and stay. In Carbondale is SIU (Southern IL University) and the smaller colleges are Rend Lake College in Ina and in Carterville is John A. Logan college. Carbondale also has the University mall, Marion has a nice mall and if you go more north, there is the Mt. Vernon mall. It's quiter here than in Northern IL as of course, Chicago is "up there" (about 4 hours away). Housing is much cheaper. As far as prices, not sure. I've lived in mine for 20 years so not sure what they go for. This site may help: http://www.sihomebuyers.com/
I agree with Dana about the weather. We have all 4 seasons, which is nice. Our winters are warmer in Southern IL than in Northern IL. It takes about 1 1/2 hours (give or take) to get to St. Louis. Here's a website you can check out for the other MANY places around here:
http://www.adventureillinois.com/ or
http://www.enjoyillinois.com/topspots/souther...
Not sure how to help you decide on Northern, Central, or Southern Illinois, if you choose Illinois, but good luck wherever you decide!
the hole state sucks really. The pay sucks most the people suck dear ploting is the lazy mans way of hunting every red neack hunts that way here that's no sport. Taxes are to high nothing to do there's a bar or a liqer store on every corner back stabers and people that have no morals yeah it's so grate lol not
Ben in Marion to long

United States

#683 Apr 7, 2013
Southern IL sucks if you was raised somewhere els where you learn respect morals and not a user you will hat southern IL . Not all but most are just a bunch of users. Read the book bloody Williamson county !! It's a true story and they still live bye the same code . Most of the people live bye takeing advantage of everyone and everything . They can't even ceep good company's in southern IL union gone because of all the soueying of workmans comp free louders
Ben in Marion to long

United States

#684 Apr 7, 2013
There is nothing to do the fish are not good to eat because of fracking for gas the woods are full of chiggers and tics the state bird should be a fly because in the summer flys are everywhere because of all the farm land and cow shit and hours crap if you know anything about the Internet look it up the air is bad the water is bad jobs pay and so on and so on....don't even get me started on taxes here its nothing but a ran down crap hole even some of the people that have Ben there for ever you so so the ones that aren't in the klick will be truthful the others think its the same everywhere some of these people have never Ben out of the state crime is bad in southern IL Chanel 3 news says they are number one but there is no other news station but 6 news but they are basted in KY and southern IL people hat KY people lol funny like a bunch of little school kids
Ben in Marion to long

United States

#685 Oct 26, 2013
Hillbillie lady wrote:
<quoted text> Can we all say "Hell Yeah" to all us hillbillies. LOL!
. I know trash in most of the yards and the people think that thay are all better then you people in offies steeling tax payers money .... Lots of inshuerince froud tons of it
illinois resident

Crystal Lake, IL

#686 Dec 8, 2013
Lived in illinois for 18 years. Some towns are more fun than others, but overall, this state isn't all too exciting. The scenery sucks. Just flat lands or hills or buildings everywhere. Me and my friends always talk about how wewould like to go somewhere pretty for once. Just leave illinois. The people here are decent. You can't really generalize the people in illinois because you never know if you're going to run into an asshole or a friendly. For the most part though, I have never really had problems with people here. Maybe just dumb bitches at high school. Anyways, the weather is very warm in the summer and very cold in the winter. We get a good amount of snow. Sometimes I visit Chicago. Its just a train ride away. Theres lots of festivals and concerts there in the summer months. It's nice seeing all the interesting people and buildings there. The night life can be dangerous though. Certain parts of Chicago are just fucking scary. Overall, illinois is decent. I wish there was more to see and do. I guess the best part about illinois is being young and going to bars or parties. Nothing else really...
I miss the west coast

Decatur, IL

#688 Sep 19, 2015
Central Illinois SUCKS!!! Not southern Il, or Chicago I love those areas. But central Ilinois is really horrible. And no its not the weather or the fact that there is nothing but corn and soybeans. But the people!!!! I moved here from the West Coast and have never been around such ignorant people in all my life. There are so many colleges here yet the people are so ignorant. They have huge egos, they know it all. But all they ever do is get drunk, use drugs, and go hunting. At least 50% of the people at both my son and husband work don't have drivers license due to drunk driving violations. Women are in no positions of authority at any of the major employers. Good old boys club! God I hate it here.
Lease

Mountain View, CA

#689 Mar 2, 2016
Lisa wrote:
hi i live in england at the moment. im lookin to move to the states in the next couple of years. can anyone tell me what its like to live in illinois.
house size / prices
weather
universities
etc
cheers
Illinois is NOT the place to go as a woman you'll have no rights !! They are very self serving to men even ones that can be proven abusive , matter fact that state will bend over backwards to give your abuser everything they want ! Order of protection papers do not work for the women but they do work for the man think very carefully before moving to illinois any part of it
mick

Janesville, WI

#690 Apr 2, 2016
Illinois is a hellhole.

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