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RE: History of NIU: The Fight Between DeKalb and Rockford
HuskieDave Wrote:
Lord Stanley Wrote:A location on the Rock River would of been purdy nice. No matter how you cut it, the Kish is no river in the DeKalb area.

Funny other story about school location - I went to HS in Kankakee, and the rumor was always the the City of Kankakee was give a choice by the State of Illinois if the city wanted a college, or a mental health facility. Being as far back in time as it was when this decision was made, the town elders thought that higher education would never catch on and that big money could be made housing the insane. The named their new money wagon the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane.......

Well we know how well that turned out, considering the cities of Champaign and Urbana snapped up the new University of Illinois and the city of Kankakee now has nothing but the ruins of Shapiro Developmental Center. http://www.rootsweb.com/~asylums/kankakee_il/index.html


What high school did you attend? I am a Kankakee Eastridge Raider myself. I sure hope you aren't one of the hated Kayhawks. As I understand it, the option was given to Kankakee regarding the UI and they selected the mental health facilty due to the fact that, at the time, it employed more people.

I use Kankakee when in polite company. I actually went to BBCHS from Bourbonnais....

But we both can agree that the worst school is Bishop Mac?
03-17-2008 12:32 PM
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RE: History of NIU: The Fight Between DeKalb and Rockford
Huge High School football stadiums in Texas.
It puts Illinois to shame.
03-17-2008 01:01 PM
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RE: History of NIU: The Fight Between DeKalb and Rockford
Rockford and Dallas are both human infestations.
"6.5 billion and counting, and for what...........to create markets.............and a vehicle for your worn out economic and political theory and infantile ancient religions"
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03-19-2008 02:58 PM
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RE: History of NIU: The Fight Between DeKalb and Rockford
freehuskie Wrote:Rockford and Dallas are both human infestations.
"6.5 billion and counting, and for what...........to create markets.............and a vehicle for your worn out economic and political theory and infantile ancient religions"
Hunter Thompson

Awesome!
03-19-2008 03:09 PM
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RE: History of NIU: The Fight Between DeKalb and Rockford
(03-17-2008 12:32 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
HuskieDave Wrote:
Lord Stanley Wrote:A location on the Rock River would of been purdy nice. No matter how you cut it, the Kish is no river in the DeKalb area.

Funny other story about school location - I went to HS in Kankakee, and the rumor was always the the City of Kankakee was give a choice by the State of Illinois if the city wanted a college, or a mental health facility. Being as far back in time as it was when this decision was made, the town elders thought that higher education would never catch on and that big money could be made housing the insane. The named their new money wagon the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane.......

Well we know how well that turned out, considering the cities of Champaign and Urbana snapped up the new University of Illinois and the city of Kankakee now has nothing but the ruins of Shapiro Developmental Center. http://www.rootsweb.com/~asylums/kankakee_il/index.html


What high school did you attend? I am a Kankakee Eastridge Raider myself. I sure hope you aren't one of the hated Kayhawks. As I understand it, the option was given to Kankakee regarding the UI and they selected the mental health facilty due to the fact that, at the time, it employed more people.

I use Kankakee when in polite company. I actually went to BBCHS from Bourbonnais....

But we both can agree that the worst school is Bishop Mac?

I can remember when it was pronounced Ber-Bone-Us...
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