Downstate Illinois

callary ed tb0exc1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Sat May 8 15:15:37 UTC 2004

The State of Illinois apparently understands Downstate Illinois to mean
anything outside the Chicago metro area, to the northwest corner and south
to Cairo. I just received a notice from the Illinois Secretary of State
regarding driver's license renewal and there are two phone numbers given.
The statement reads: "... please call:
             Metro - 630-293-1191 or Downstate - 217-785-3013"
Area code 630 is a nw Chicago burb and 217 is Springfield.

So whether they like it or not, Egyptians are, at least in the mind of the
Illinois Secretary of State, Downstaters.

Edward Callary                      Phone: 815-753-6627
English Department                  email: ecallary at
Northern Illinois University        FAX: 815-753-0606
DeKalb, Il 60115-2863

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