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I used to spend my summers in Chicago Heights where my Grandparents lived. They lived in an apartment house on 14th St., US-30 right across from the Mackeldowney house. Sorry, but I don't know of any smart owner's in the area and I don't think that there is an active club any longer in the Chicago area. Michigan & Ohio might still have an active group.
 

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I too used to live in the area, surrounding rural towns, 'burbs, and city proper. I liked living in the city the best for the most part. It was nice living close to Lincoln park, could get away from it all without having to go too far.
I am a few hours from there now, but we do get into the area a few times a year.
 

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I used to spend my summers in Chicago Heights where my Grandparents lived. They lived in an apartment house on 14th St., US-30 right across from the Mackeldowney house. Sorry, but I don't know of any smart owner's in the area and I don't think that there is an active club any longer in the Chicago area. Michigan & Ohio might still have an active group.
I live in the 16th street, two blocks from access community center. I remember seeing a black smartie running on us 30 Lincoln highway then turning on Schilling. Is there a possibility that was you?
 

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I too used to live in the area, surrounding rural towns, 'burbs, and city proper. I liked living in the city the best for the most part. It was nice living close to Lincoln park, could get away from it all without having to go too far.
I am a few hours from there now, but we do get into the area a few times a year.
Have you met other smart owners where you live now?
 

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I live in the 16th street, two blocks from access community center. I remember seeing a black smartie running on us 30 Lincoln highway then turning on Schilling. Is there a possibility that was you?
Sorry it wasn’t me. My Grandparents left Chicago Heights in 1955 & moved to Skokie. I visited back there in 2011. I was saddened to see that the downtown had been razed. Only the Chicago Heights National bank building was left standing on Halsted St.
 

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Hey there! I live in Riverside and would be interested in hanging out with other Chicagoland Smart owners/enthusiasts.
Maybe we can arrange something to meet and hang out. And it would be cool if more smart enthusiasts could join.
 

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I work just south of there in Crete. I've only seen a couple smarts in the area in the 4 years I've been there.
It's good to see there's someone near me. I sometimes drive to steger or Crete. The other day I spotted a blue 451 that had girly stuff. I have seen a handful of 451s, but never a 453. It would be nice to meet
 
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