I rolled over to the shaggybevo thread referenced earlier.
Why do people in Texas think Illinois is a big deal in St. Louis? Where are they getting that impression? I see it on multiple boards and am baffled at its origin.
I lived in St. Louis for 5 years. There is an Illinois presence in the town, but it is not large and certainly not anywhere close to 1/2 the metro area or carrying the town.
And the Illinois presence is shrinking. Funding issues at U of I have made it much less affordable, and fewer St. Louis-area high schoolers are going to Illinois. Meanwhile, Mizzou is attracting huge numbers of suburban kids out of Chicago because of the cost comparisons of the two schools.
Willful ignorance, I guess...
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