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Skates94
05-12-2009, 16:42
Since there is this little corner set aside on this forum for us let's get to know our fellow Illinois members.

What Part of Illinois are your from? (list whatever you want county, city, village....etc)

Me personally..... started out in the City about 30 years ago (55th and Troy) to be exact. After that the parents moved us to the SW Burbs. Now that I have my own family I call Lockport home.

How bout you folks......

faawrenchbndr
05-12-2009, 16:52
Born and raised in a small town in Pike County.
Left in '85 for the military. Currently in so FL.

Skates94
05-12-2009, 16:56
Born and raised in a small town in Pike County.
Left in '85 for the military. Currently in so FL.

South Florida.... now I'm jealous! Can't wait till our annual trip in October but as soon as I his the Florida border Some Mouse has a Big White Glove in my Pocket!!!!

metro273
05-12-2009, 21:35
I was born in the city of Chicago but moved out about 4 years ago...:whistling:

I'm currently living near Melrose Park, about 10 minutes from Dupage County, where the taxes are way less than Cook County...:steamed:

Da-Squad
05-13-2009, 10:15
Born, raised and lived in Bridgeport until I retired. Now in central Fl.:suntan:

Skates94
05-13-2009, 11:44
Bridgeport..... my mom grew up there. Couple doors down from Daleys mom off 35th. Have an Aunt who still lives there and that's where we park when we catcch a Sox Game.

Area is changing... lot's of houses coming down and 3 flats going up. CPD moved out of that station on 35th recently to.

Da-Squad
05-13-2009, 13:31
Bridgeport..... my mom grew up there. Couple doors down from Daleys mom off 35th. Have an Aunt who still lives there and that's where we park when we catcch a Sox Game.

Area is changing... lot's of houses coming down and 3 flats going up. CPD moved out of that station on 35th recently to.

Grew up around 34th & Lowe. I also spent some time on Eng.29 next to the CPD.

Skates94
05-13-2009, 15:54
Grew up around 34th & Lowe. I also spent some time on Eng.29 next to the CPD.

The FD is still there but they may move soon also from my understanding. I spent a many days on Lowe growing up. Fond memories of talking to the CPD guys assigned to Ma Daleys house and watching ball games on TV with my grandfather. When the Sox would hit a Home Run we would run down to the corner to watch the fireworks...... Great memories!

JoleBole
05-14-2009, 02:00
Westmont,IL DuPage County. Moved here 3 and a half years ago...from Europe :supergrin:

SgtGing
05-17-2009, 14:05
Born in Fulton County, now live in Peoria (here for the job).

Krigloch
05-19-2009, 23:14
Springfield

as400guy1
05-19-2009, 23:58
Joliet.

But live elsewhere now.

JCWIU
05-20-2009, 22:21
Decatur

Arr6
05-26-2009, 21:41
North suburbs, northbrook area

the iceman
05-31-2009, 01:36
Dekalb/Sycamore area.

Ishiguro
06-02-2009, 22:24
I'm in Chicago for law school.

ILgunguy
06-03-2009, 12:19
Springfield
Hey! I'm from litchfield.

Slammed
06-06-2009, 12:02
Born in Chicago
Lived in Bolingbrook for 35 years
Now live in Shorewood
13 more years til I'm a permant resident of AZ!!

bcdbaker
06-11-2009, 17:41
Grew up in Oak Lawn, Il.... Moved to Assumption, IL rural Cental area.. Lived in Decatur, IL Went to school at WIU Macomb, Moved to Westmont-Darien, Il...moved to Charleston, IL...home of EIU...Now I call Mattoon, Il my home... whew

Krigloch
06-11-2009, 19:50
Hey! I'm from litchfield.
:wavey:
where do you shoot at?

hotpig
06-14-2009, 09:00
Born in Alton and raised in Fosterburg(Madison County). I live in North Greene County. It is just about equal drive for me to go to Springfield or St Louis County.

cobra 17
06-14-2009, 10:56
Since there is this little corner set aside on this forum for us let's get to know our fellow Illinois members.

What Part of Illinois are your from? (list whatever you want county, city, village....etc)

Me personally..... started out in the City about 30 years ago (55th and Troy) to be exact. After that the parents moved us to the SW Burbs. Now that I have my own family I call Lockport home.

How bout you folks......
River Grove jUST BOUGHT MY FIRST GLOCK

the iceman
06-16-2009, 01:28
River Grove jUST BOUGHT MY FIRST GLOCK

Congrats!

F14Scott
06-21-2009, 18:43
Grew up in Springfield.
Have lived in Peoria for ten years.

sdyeti
06-21-2009, 18:48
fox valley, kendall county. Dad was a cop there. It was great farming / hunting country 30 years ago.

MakeMineA10mm
06-21-2009, 20:25
You know, as a down-stater, it never ceases to amaze me how many folks from the city are pro-gun. (I guess the city's so danged big, you're still far outnumbered...)

Central Illinois here. Close to, but not in, Peoria.

varetfed
06-21-2009, 20:46
Born and raised in Pekin - left toattend Michigan State and then entered a 28 career in federal law enforcement. Lived in Park Forest for t years while assigned in Chicago - then off to several posts of duty prior to retirement. My wife and I finally settled in Virginia in retirement, but return to Springfield to visit my wife's family each year.

VARETFED

Kona
06-25-2009, 01:09
Belleville here. So when is Illinois going to allow CCW in our own ANTI-gun state!?

hotpig
06-25-2009, 07:00
It was open for vote two weeks ago until the NRA lobbied against it. Until the NRA either remains neutral or backs it we will not even have it read on the floor.

Current NRA position is no CCW in Illinois unless it includes preemption. The only way it will even make it to a reading is to include preemption.

metro273
06-25-2009, 21:54
Belleville here. So when is Illinois going to allow CCW in our own ANTI-gun state!?Who knows?...:dunno:

UniGlocker
06-28-2009, 22:24
Carbondale....

Teddybear
06-29-2009, 11:32
Arcola

MichiganPython
06-29-2009, 12:12
LaSalle Peru

Da-Squad
06-29-2009, 13:44
Carbondale....

Used to have a "getaway" home down in Makanda.:cheers:

BL33D 4 M3
06-29-2009, 13:50
Lake County.:wavey:

Oldskoolfan
06-30-2009, 21:11
I live in Normal now. Lived in Orland Park, Cicero, and Chicago (South Side).

race2c
07-08-2009, 17:14
Mt. Zion, IL as a home Stillwater, OK, for school.

By the way, everyone should check out www.illinoiscarry.com for the concealed carry issue going on in our state.

VN350X10
07-18-2009, 20:38
Far NW suburb, thisclose to being a Cheezehead....

Anybody else out here interested in shooting with a USPSA club, PM me.

uncle albert

rj1939
07-19-2009, 05:34
Carbondale....


You're close by, don't see many from this area.

volsbear
07-19-2009, 05:46
Far NW suburb, thisclose to being a Cheezehead....

Anybody else out here interested in shooting with a USPSA club, PM me.

uncle albert

I wish I had enough time, money, and ammunition LOL

Dandapani
07-19-2009, 06:12
Born in ****cago, raised in Grayslake (Lake County), schooled in Champaig/Urbana, worked in Naperville, left for Ohio in 1988 and NEVER LOOKED BACK! Now semi-retired in FL.

metro273
07-21-2009, 20:37
Wow! Most of you Illinoisians are far from Chicago!

VN350X10
07-21-2009, 20:40
Not far enough !

Clown Prince Ritchie the Twit still calls the shots in Springfield, much to our dismay.


uncle albert

donsls6
07-26-2009, 08:27
Westchester. In the western suburbs of chicago.

metro273
07-26-2009, 09:59
^^^You and I are close to each other! Northlake here...:wavey:

iluvlabs1
07-26-2009, 10:04
Born and raised in Chicago at Troy and Diversey. Now near Schaumburg.

vstar
07-26-2009, 21:25
fox valley....Kane County

alwaysready
08-03-2009, 14:09
Just south of Joliet

chicago guy
08-03-2009, 14:14
Chicago Lakeview/Northcenter area. 30 years. Can't wait to get out. Tired of paying to store my guns outside the city.

varmint6
08-06-2009, 15:46
south of joliet

tacmc6
08-07-2009, 06:04
From good 'ol So. Il---retired ---Mt. Carmel

schild
08-09-2009, 06:07
Schaumburg, within sight of Woodfield.

metro273
08-09-2009, 18:48
Schaumburg, within sight of Woodfield.The family and I are always at Woodfield mall!...:supergrin:

as400guy1
08-10-2009, 01:32
Schaumburg, within sight of Woodfield.

I work just south of there.

lumpy76
08-12-2009, 06:34
Aurora here.

ZIG-ZAG
08-20-2009, 13:19
Dekalb/Sycamore area.
WOW...I'm in genoa

grew up in elgin/streamwood area then moved out to the corn so I could afford to send my kids to a good school.

Mike109
08-21-2009, 17:58
Northern Lake County

VN350X10
08-21-2009, 18:19
Mike109,
If you're interested in shooting with a USPSA club, PM me.

uncle albert

RandyK
08-27-2009, 23:34
Born and raised in the south suburbs, so I have well developed south-sider senses. Moved to Plainfield 9 years ago.

RandyK
08-27-2009, 23:39
Mt. Zion, IL as a home Stillwater, OK, for school.

By the way, everyone should check out www.illinoiscarry.com (http://www.illinoiscarry.com) for the concealed carry issue going on in our state.

It doesn't look like the website is working properly.

Jman8182
09-16-2009, 19:08
Chatham. Born in E. St. Louis. Raised in Cahokia.

I can't wait to get out of this commie state. Ten more years to retirement.

Pete

KILLERtj
09-28-2009, 08:04
Rockford

4TS&W
09-28-2009, 08:39
Schaumburg.

You can usually find me shooting at Westville Sportsman's club East of Champaign, thanks to Kestrou... IDPA style match on Sunday. Last match of the year!

8-Ball
09-28-2009, 20:55
Outside of Petersburg... About 25 minutes N/W of springfield

El_Padrino44
10-03-2009, 20:45
Just off I-74 near Indiana state line. Should have just made the short move and have more freedom to express my supposed 2nd adm rights :steamed:

metro273
10-04-2009, 20:53
Just off I-74 near Indiana state line. Should have just made the short move and have more freedom to express my supposed 2nd adm rights :steamed:I sure would if I was that close to our neighbor!

El_Padrino44
10-05-2009, 13:08
I sure would if I was that close to our neighbor!


I bought my house before our current situation. Plus I'm working on getting my ccw for Indiana..not sure how it works but I spend most of my time in the Hoosier state.

Thiokol
10-09-2009, 13:14
I was born & raised on the southeast side of Chicago and i currently live in Orland Park.

jonescr
11-06-2009, 10:03
Champaign

rvnvet
11-11-2009, 21:28
Mattoon

BudMan5
11-12-2009, 11:45
Retired Cop and Retired Soldier. RVNVet I have most of your division's After Action Reports and Operational Reports for the period you were in VN if you want copies.

Bud
Glock 30
Beretta PX4 Storm compact
FNH FNP 9 (daily carry)
S&W M&p 15A

CaptainXL
11-22-2009, 08:41
Grew up in Chicago - USMC (49 months & 10 days) - Chicago - Oak Forest - Palos Hills -Chicago Ridge - Midlothian - Sandwich - Palos Hills - Millington - Sandwich, (in DeKalb County) since 1990.

James9109
11-23-2009, 21:05
Fairbury, about a 40 min. drive North east of Bloomington

metro273
11-29-2009, 22:58
Just checking in, from the western 'burbs of Chicago! :wavey:

RunAcqh
12-01-2009, 15:44
Westchester. In the western suburbs of chicago.
Westchester for me also.....

cab980002
12-01-2009, 15:57
Southern IL.................Sparta area in Randolph co.

metro273
12-01-2009, 20:20
Westchester for me also.....Northlake! :supergrin:

pakettle
12-02-2009, 10:47
Aurora, if we could only get rid of king richard and his anti cronies.

Rys2k8Altima
12-02-2009, 21:48
Im in Yorkville. Kendal County

HerbG22
12-09-2009, 10:03
I'm from Paris, IL but I'm in the Champaign area for school.

tkdkracker007
12-10-2009, 15:48
Sycamore here.


Wish we could CC here in the People's Republic of IL.

bjboh1
12-10-2009, 18:13
Aurora IL here!

WarCry
12-11-2009, 22:48
I was born in Chicago in nineteen and forty-one
I was born in Chicago in nineteen and forty-one
Well, my father told me, "Son, you had better get a gun"

Ok, so none of that is true.

I was born in Joliet, lived in Campus until I was 4 (anyone know Campus? Anyone? Any of the 100 or so residents here?). At 4, moved down to Quincy, right on the Muddy Mississippi, Adams County.

After HS, joined the Big Green Machine, saw the world for a few years, came back to Q-Town. Followed some work to the Macon, GA area for about 8 years, and moved back here to Quincy in 2006.


Now, if anyone in my area knows of a place to shoot besides PASA Park in Barry (45 minutes is a touch long for a short session), I'd be GREATLY obliged.

Animalmother
12-30-2009, 23:41
Lived in Lake County from 1984 to 1990, Carbondale 1991-93, and then 1995-96, Collinsville 1993-95, Ottawa 1999-2001, and Kankakee County since 2002.

tharrison57
01-01-2010, 10:32
Bought my first Glock, a used 17, thought I'd lurk here & see what I could learn. :wow:

Located about 35 miles NW of Springfield. :wavey:

Happy New Year to all !

8-Ball
01-01-2010, 13:41
Bought my first Glock, a used 17, thought I'd lurk here & see what I could learn. :wow:

Located about 35 miles NW of Springfield. :wavey:

Happy New Year to all !

What town?

8-Ball
01-01-2010, 13:42
Southern IL.................Sparta area in Randolph co.

I go to Sparta quite a bit. I have an uncle that lives there.

tharrison57
01-04-2010, 21:48
What town?

Virginia ......... just the other side of Philadelphia !

8-Ball
01-05-2010, 17:53
Virginia ......... just the other side of Philadelphia !


I've been there quite a bit. I live just outside of Petersburg.

tharrison57
01-06-2010, 20:53
I've been there quite a bit. I live just outside of Petersburg.

And as for myself, MANY trips to Petersburg & Tallula !

8-Ball
01-07-2010, 17:24
And as for myself, MANY trips to Petersburg & Tallula !

I used to live in Tallula. What brought you around here?

ulose2
01-07-2010, 17:36
Born and raised in Bloomington. Moved to missouri for 16yrs, Now back in the Bloomington area. Its hard to be back ina anti gun state. Still looking for a good shooting club to join... Anybody have any suggestions..

tharrison57
01-08-2010, 21:52
I used to live in Tallula. What brought you around here?

If you lived there long enough, you would have heard of Blackie Woolsey. He used to run the gas station, & I delivered to him. Also, George Rogers in Petersburg, back when he flew the Phillips 66 flag. Also had some farm customers up that way.

But, that was 20+ years ago ...........

BicycleDay43
01-08-2010, 22:04
Born in evanstan, moved here from steger/crete area. Have family in lombard and shaumberg.

8-Ball
01-08-2010, 22:05
Yep, I sure do. George still runs a station in petersburg under Shell. Same guy, right?

tharrison57
01-08-2010, 23:46
Yep, I sure do. George still runs a station in petersburg under Shell. Same guy, right?

Yes sir, same guy ! I don't think he'll ever quit. His son David used to be with him, and at one time, worked for the FBI or something. Ed ? used to work there, and was a really nice guy.

You know "Radical" that cuts meat over there ? We were classmates for a lot of years .....

dorkweed
01-13-2010, 18:35
West Miltmore, up in Lake Co.:wavey:

DocRock
01-16-2010, 23:28
Granite City born and raised. I enlisted in 1986 and wouldn't you know they sent me to Scott AFB and I've been here my entire enlistment...23 years.

theTactician
01-17-2010, 21:37
princeton, illinois. :supergrin:

Ima19man
01-21-2010, 01:28
I was born in Germantown Hills, moved to Peoria for 13 years, after my highschool graduation I moved to Eureka where my parents still live, and then I am attending Illinois state university in Normal and living in Bloomington. I'm freakin everywhere!

REA9mm
01-21-2010, 12:30
I was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. If there is any place in Illinois outside of Chicago that you need a gun for self defense, it's Decatur. I moved to the metro east area when I went to college. Now, I am proud to say that I've moved to St. Louis City and left behind the backward thinking socialist republic that is Illinois. I purchased my first handgun about two weeks after moving and I am working on getting my CCL currently. And I am very much enjoying both my new freedoms and the fact that my vote may actually count for once.

SIUC4
01-26-2010, 22:03
Born and raised in Decatur myself, left for a nice 4 year stint at SIU down in Carbondale, took my Glocks there with me too...

snax90
02-11-2010, 23:32
North-west of Rockford (Davis)

lxAsTrOxl
02-12-2010, 21:25
I'm in the Western burbs, Winfield, nudged right in between Wheaton and Warrenville.

JohnTz
02-17-2010, 06:28
Grew up in Rogers Park in the City. Now I live in Inverness. West suburbs are much friendlier to guns.

JSharp
02-22-2010, 14:06
25 miles North of Champaign. :wave:

Mochahooligan
02-27-2010, 20:33
Schaumburg area here!

2009Glocker
02-27-2010, 20:43
Clinton

srwhite85
03-16-2010, 15:48
I was born and raised in Florida, but now I live in Ina,IL

1stang08
04-01-2010, 12:41
Ive lived in Palatine my whole life.

racer_rick
04-09-2010, 16:33
Born in the UP of Michigan raised in Roodhouse now live in the corner of Morgan Co. near Greene and Scott Co.

hotpig
04-09-2010, 16:41
North Greene County

MIDWESTGLOCK
04-09-2010, 19:44
Hey how are you how do you become a member of the illinois glock club. Is there a web site to sign up any info would be great

mikey250r
04-30-2010, 20:03
Peru IL.
I shoot mostly at the Buffalo Pit Ottawa IL.

srwhite85
05-11-2010, 12:46
Ok guys. I was on www.illinoiscarry.com (http://www.illinoiscarry.com) and found this.

Kane County Right To Carry
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday April 8, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Pheasant Run Resort - New Orleans Ballroom
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

St.Clair County Right to Carry
Town Hall Meeting
Date, Time, and Location to be announced soon!

Will County Right To Carry
Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday May 25, 2010
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Lincolnway High School Auditorium,
1801 East Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL

Cook County Right to Carry
Town Hall Meeting
Thursday May 27, 2010
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Serbian Social Center
18550 Stony Island Ave .
Lansing, Illinois 60438


Wayne-Jefferson-Richland-Effingham-Clay County
Right to Carry Meeting
Saturday June 26, 2010
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Outer West Delaware
Fairfield, IL

metro273
05-11-2010, 16:35
^^^ Thanks for posting! :thumbsup:

srwhite85
05-11-2010, 17:13
ttt...

ancienthacker
05-11-2010, 21:22
Schaumburg, within sight of Woodfield.

My wife spends a lot of money at Woodfield...

Originally from Hanover Park. Don't live too far from there now. Looking for a different state to move to when early retirement gets here in a few years.

bigskinny
05-21-2010, 23:12
Bloomington

rob m
05-23-2010, 18:21
Born in Rock Island, now in Texas