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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 01:56 AM

35. That's a bit of a problem since Chicago is practically a nation unto itself.

 

Located in Illinois, it has almost nothing in common with Illinois.

Springfield, the capital, is about as different from its largest population center as can be. The much maligned and fearsome inner-city where blatant criminality in both the neighborhoods and City Hall run rampant, bears almost no resemblance to the tony suburbs that surround it. MLK remarked that, despite living his whole life in the Jim Crow south, he had never encountered the raw hatred and racism he did in Chicago.

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