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Future City Illinois

Welcome to Future City Illinois. Posh suburb of Cairo.


Nooooooo Fuuuuture. Nooooooo Fuuuture. Nooooooo Fuuuture for you!


Yes, this is the future of America; bleak, depressing, and involving alcohol.

  • Antonio V. Ciccarone 8y

    wow... i never thought the future would be so shitty.
  • seekerofallah 7y

    I think I would take a twenty minute detour to avoid this city.
  • MinisterP 6y

    Well, Well,Well. It is so good to see that there are words being posted about Future City, IL. It does not matter to me any negative comments. Future City, IL is and always will be the place that I was raised. Those of us that lived there will never forget the good nor the bad. It is still home for us. Even though there may not be things there that were there in our time, the Love still resides in Future City, IL. With that in mind we are pulling together to have a ReUnion in 2010. One thing about it, those that are still lving there are still strong Men and Women. We were always taught to be strong. So for those of you that still live in Future City, IL. To God be the Glory for the things he has done. We pray that God will send help to began to rebuild the City we were raised as kids, but don't ever lose the LOVE that strongly remain in the City. God Bless you all.....
  • focused8 6y

    HALLELUJAH!!! Praise the Lord.
    Future City, I will never forget my moments of growing up and experiencing what community was all about. To look at Future City today, yes I do have fond memories, but I still see how this place and the World resembles. No one can really say anything negative about Future City if they put on their "real glasses" and look at their cities which they live in today. It is just a matter of time these negative talking people will see how SIN and GREED and SELFISHNESS of heart can and will destroy all cities alike. So look smug now, but your day is soon coming. This is just an example of what those three words above can bring. Yes power to those people that are still there, I pray that God will continue to give them the strength to HOLD ON. Who knows, some of us from the City may have to return just to have a decent place to live. "You better watch, and pray".
    Open your eyes!
  • mrs_ervin2002 6y

    I praise GOD for Future City and the people that still live there, and the people that were born and raised there. I was born and raised in Future city and I have many wonderful memories of neighbors, relatives, friends and classmates. It was the best place to be raised instead of a large city where all kind of bad things happened and still do happen. It is and was a place where people cared and looked out for each other. The older citizens looked out for each other's children. May GOD bless all the people who still live there because I know them all.They are blessed people. Say what you will are may but I will always recognize Future City because it is my place of birth and my hometown. To GOD be the glory for the things he has done for the people and this little community. .
  • goauldstink 6y

    You know, we were too critical of this little town. I for one forgot that every town has good, honorable people, Godly people in it, no matter how depressed the place is. I appologize for my outburst.
  • Harper Stone 5y

    This photo says so much about our society. Thanks for posting it with a Creative Commons license - I've used this photo in the website of the Living Tree Educational Foundation, on the page The Rural-Urban Imbalance. Check us out, if you'd like to learn more, and thanks again!
  • darl213p 5y

    The white building with the red trim used to be called Bruce School which went from grades 1 through 6. I went to school there in 1st and 2nd grade. Several of my my older brothers and sisters along with some nieces and nephews also attended school there. Several brothers and sisters were raised in Future City. My parents moved from there when I was in 2nd grade. Most of my family have very fond memories of Future City. There are still some wonderful people living there. I still have a few relatives living in Future City and in Cairo, Illinois. I will always feel love for both places.
  • piercetp3840 4y

    I saw that city on a map and wondered what that place was like. Somehow I imagine the cities' founders named it believing that it would become something great some day. Sadly, the small towns of Southern Illinois get very little attention and respect. But having spent time there I believe that they are populated by the kindest people on earth. Metropolis is a wonderful place by the way.
  • mrs_ervin2002 2y

    My birth place. Future City, IL. December 16, 1941
  • John Shaw 1y

    Future City was founded by African-Americans who were fleeing the racial violence and hatred of the nearby city of Cairo, Illinois. This was probably shortly after the lynching of Will "Froggy" James in 1909. One of the reasons for Cairo's decline and death was its refusal to annex northwards (the only direction it could go). And the primary reason for that refusal was that the all-Black community of Future City was there, and annexing it would have significantly increased the number of Black voters in Cairo.
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