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June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« on: November 09, 2021, 01:40:50 PM »

Official announcement for the 2022 Southeast Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet.  I am planning on June 25 right now as I notice other dates being swallowed up by the day.  This meet will include the following (but not limited to):

  • Illinois-Indiana Border Marker
  • South Lake Shore Drive
  • The New Cline Avenue Bridge
  • State line oddities

The itinerary will be available when we get closer to the meet day.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 05:57:59 PM »

Sweet!  I will of course try to attend.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 05:59:26 PM »

I might be able to swing this.

What state line oddities did you have in mind? (Not that that will be decisive on whether I attend or not.  :-D)
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 06:27:43 PM »

Awesome, I might attend this road meet since I am only about an hour from that area!
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 07:01:06 PM »

I might be able to swing this.

What state line oddities did you have in mind? (Not that that will be decisive on whether I attend or not.  :-D)

There’s some real differences between the states there, partially as it’s an urban area.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2021, 07:57:43 PM »

I might be able to swing this.

What state line oddities did you have in mind? (Not that that will be decisive on whether I attend or not.  :-D)


There’s some real differences between the states there, partially as it’s an urban area.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2021, 09:52:24 AM »

Cheaper cancer?
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2021, 10:15:29 AM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2021, 07:13:22 PM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.

Are you planning on attending the meet, and do you have any ideas for Brandon?  I'm sure he'd be open to hearing them.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2021, 07:15:03 PM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.

Are you planning on attending the meet, and do you have any ideas for Brandon?  I'm sure he'd be open to hearing them.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2021, 07:16:27 PM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.

Are you planning on attending the meet, and do you have any ideas for Brandon?  I'm sure he'd be open to hearing them.

I can't guarantee I'll be available that far in advance, but I hope to attend.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2021, 07:42:46 PM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.

Are you planning on attending the meet, and do you have any ideas for Brandon?  I'm sure he'd be open to hearing them.

We're far enough out that other ideas are fully welcome.  :cool:
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2021, 03:37:08 PM »

I probably qualify as a subject matter expert on the state line.

Are you planning on attending the meet, and do you have any ideas for Brandon?  I'm sure he'd be open to hearing them.

We're far enough out that other ideas are fully welcome.  :cool:

I've never ventured out to the state line marker, so that will be new for me.

I'm sure some of these will be more interesting than others, but here's what I have:

1) The Horseshoe Hammond casino was opened in 1996. At the time, there were no casinos in Illinois so it was hugely popular. Illinois has since allowed casinos but the 'Shoe still does good business.

2) Hammond and Munster number buildings on N-S streets using the same system as Chicago/Cook County but subtracting 10000, so along State Line Rd in Hammond/Munster/Calumet City/Lansing the numbering of the oppposite sides of the street are off by 10000.

3) Due to real/perceived issues with crime, Hammond split State Line Rd south of 165th St/River Oaks Dr, so that there are no through streets between 165th and the River. The Hammond side is one-way north, the Calumet City side one-way south.

4) On nearly all of the non-highway border crossings, there is no signage to indicate the border. Of course the name State Line Rd is a giveaway for the spots where that exists.

5) There are two businesses where the building buts right up against the state line on the Indiana side with some of the parking lot in Illinois--Strack and Van Tyl's supermarket at 12 Ridge Rd in Munster and Franciscan Hospital Dyer at 24 Joliet St in Dyer

6) There are three new commuter rail stations that will be part of the new Westlake branch of the South Shore Line. There has been some demolition of homes and utility work, but nothing terribly visible yet. These sites are at 400 173rd St in Hammond, 400 Ridge Rd in Munster, and 500 Sheffield Ave in Dyer.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2022, 10:11:33 AM »

4) On nearly all of the non-highway border crossings, there is no signage to indicate the border. Of course the name State Line Rd is a giveaway for the spots where that exists.
And there isn't a "Welcome to Illinois" sign on the westbound Skyway, just a "Welcome to Chicago" sign.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2022, 11:03:10 AM »

4) On nearly all of the non-highway border crossings, there is no signage to indicate the border. Of course the name State Line Rd is a giveaway for the spots where that exists.
And there isn't a "Welcome to Illinois" sign on the westbound Skyway, just a "Welcome to Chicago" sign.

Yep.  “Welcome to Chicago” with the current mayor’s name under it.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2022, 08:40:33 AM »

Will keep this in mind, so far don't have anything planned for that weekend
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2022, 08:53:00 PM »

4) On nearly all of the non-highway border crossings, there is no signage to indicate the border. Of course the name State Line Rd is a giveaway for the spots where that exists.
And there isn't a "Welcome to Illinois" sign on the westbound Skyway, just a "Welcome to Chicago" sign.

Yep.  “Welcome to Chicago” with the current mayor’s name under it.
the only sign indicating the city limit of Chicago on any road.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2022, 01:10:00 AM »

This is on the Saturday following the Lincoln Highway convention, so I'll already be in the area. I plan on attending.

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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2022, 06:23:14 AM »

I decided to book a hotel room in the area, so I'm ready to attend.  I look forward to hearing more details about this meet.  :)
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2022, 06:31:39 AM »

And now, finally, the Facebook even is up and running.  I'm puting the start time at noon so people can find a lunch to bring.

You can say you're going here or there.

I'll have the draft itinerary up sometime next week.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2022, 07:30:12 AM »

I'm going to see Billy Joel in South Bend that evening. Not sure what time we're heading over that way yet, so I may have to miss some or all of this.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2022, 11:27:57 AM »

I'm going to see Billy Joel in South Bend that evening. Not sure what time we're heading over that way yet, so I may have to miss some or all of this.

We should be done no later than about 5 pm or so.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2022, 09:57:03 PM »

There's a remote chance I could be there, but only if poo.
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2022, 10:20:44 PM »

There's a remote chance I could be there, but only if poo.

That would be cool.
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Re: June 25, 2022 SE Chicago/NW Indiana Road Meet
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2022, 01:10:28 AM »

There's a remote chance I could be there, but only if poo.

That would be cool.

Does it bip?
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