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Old Posted Aug 25, 2017, 9:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Docere View Post
Illinois isn't really an "upper Midwest" state but I'm surprised it isn't used at all. A lot of Chicagoans vacation in Wisconsin and Michigan.
when us chicagoans invade wisconsin and michigan en masse every summer, we simply just call it "going north", as in "i'm headed up north for labor day weekend".

because chicago lies in the border region between the upper and lower midwests, we tend to just think of all of it simply as "the midwest".

if there's a more nuanced aspect to chicago's regional identity that many chicagoans might identify with, it's the "great lakes" banner.
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