?

Log in

News from the Hometown - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Feb. 21st, 2006

10:47 pm - News from the Hometown

Previous Entry Share Next Entry

The quaint little (popoulation 8153 (2000 Census)) village of friendly people where I grew up and where my folks still live is in the news in India! There's totally a brewing religious turf war between the Palatine Sikhs and the Island Lake Sikhs. It's so big they're already talking about it in India. Best know what side you're on before you venture through that neck of the woods!

I really wish someone had video of 14 Palatine Sikhs showing up at a Wauconda motel at 4 in the morning to harrass the Island Lake Sikh for getting spiritually jiggy ("counceling") with his special lady friend. That had to be completely surreal.

Current Mood: amusedamused

Comments:

From:rolandkale
Date:February 22nd, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
(Link)
on topic: that's fucked up cool, and weird.

off topic: zach, i have lost all means outside of LJ to contact you, and i am alone in a sea of my own self pity and loathing because of it.

email me some contact info, i've got some questions for you, and things like that. rolandkale@hotmail.com

sorry to muck up the post.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
(Link)
I have emailed you contact information.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:ex_peacock902
Date:February 22nd, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
(Link)
that is cool you grew up there. i love india without having been there. i hope they make peace.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
(Link)
Ah, you misunderstand. Island Lake isn't in India. It's in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, 20 minutes from the Wisconsin border. There's very little coolness about growing up there.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:ex_peacock902
Date:February 22nd, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
(Link)
oh my, i must be needing sleep. lol.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:ke_jia
Date:February 22nd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Given the world we live in, no doubt there is such a video, but we'll never see it.
</tinfoil hat>
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Heh. Maybe the whole event was performance art orchestrated by The SCP.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:msphys
Date:February 22nd, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Which county is that in?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Palatine is in Lake County. Island Lake straddles Lake and McHenry counties.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:rolandkale
Date:February 22nd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
(Link)
ah, to be fair, palatine is technically mostly in cook county, right? because it is on the south east side of Lake Cook road, which is obviously the main border between Lake and Cook counties, right?

i post this now, and then go to check my facts. hee hee.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:rolandkale
Date:February 22nd, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
(Link)
my bad. palatine is south of lake cook. i didn't realize how totally east-west that lake cook was.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Well not too bad. Palatine is entirely in Cook County. I am the dufus here.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Maybe when the religious war between the sikhs comes to northern illinois, the UN can intervene and establish Lake Cook road as a DMZ.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:rolandkale
Date:February 23rd, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
(Link)
good call on the DMZ
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:desert_fox
Date:February 24th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Dancers seems like a nice base of operations. The ol' Gay Paree would be a checkpoint oasis in the midst of sectarian strife.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm sure there's plenty of women there who need counceling!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:desert_fox
Date:February 24th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
(Link)
*lol* Indeed.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From:msphys
Date:February 23rd, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
(Link)
I meant Island Lake because I couldn't remember; every other town over there is named Lake this or that. I know where Palatine is--although you don't!

I'm always amused when I'm driving around with people unfamiliar with the area and the point occurs when they say, "Oh that's why it's called 'Lake-Cook Road'!" I've always thought it was pretty obvious, but I suppose not.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 23rd, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
(Link)
Yah, it's totally obvious to me I just forgot to think about. I just assume everything that isn't in McHenry county is in Lake County unless it is really far from Island Lake. :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:zarfmouse
Date:February 22nd, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Woah, I was wrong. Palatine is in Cook County.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)