Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Illinois
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The "Yellow Line (CTA)" article has a template with a route map and stations listed. Two of the Skokie stations ("Main" and "Kostner") are incorrectly linked to stations on other CTA lines ("Main" to the Purple Line station in Evanston; "Kostner" to the Pink Line station in Chicago). However, there are instructions in "Edit" saying don't change these links. I don't understand why. Bunkyray5 (talk) 21:00, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Illinois portal news headlines
I understand that Portal:Illinois rarely tops 50 views a day, but as it is a featured portal it seems unbecoming for Portal:Illinois/Illinois news, the headlines section, to be more than 2 years out of date. I've put in some headlines from the past few months and plan to continue updating it.
Doing the headlines did help to show me that we could use a page on Illinois pension crisis, or something similar. Other current events are better covered, at least in terms of having a page: we have Illinois gubernatorial election, 2014 and Same-sex marriage in Illinois already. Fishal (talk) 21:48, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
(edit) I've gone ahead and updated other parts of the portal as well. The DYK section is the only one I did not touch because I am not sure about the criteria for it ... is there a way to check for new articles within Category:Illinois?
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