Date: Fri, 4 Nov 1994 08:09:00 CST From: Edward Callary Subject: up down and around state It's pretty well-known that in Illinois everything except the Chicago area is 'downstate.' Chicago metro, though, is not usually called 'upstate.' Watching state election returns, the Chicago announcers have, though, a somewhat elastic definition, with some areas - such as far southern Ill - more 'downstate' that others, but everything outside the 'collar counties' is downstate and somewhat suspect. The state tourist authority some years ago promoted instate tourism with the slogan 'just outside Chicago, there's a place called Illinois.' Say no more.