IL Posted in Illinois November 23, 2015 by Laura 11 Amazing Things People In Illinois Just Can’t Live Without Whether you have lived in Illinois all of your life or just moved here, there are certain things you just can’t live without. Here are 11 things Illinoisians just can’t get enough of. 1. Portillo's Sam Howzit/Flickr How can one live without Portillo's delicious fries, shakes, and burgers? 2. Sports Jim Larrison/Flickr Win or lose, we are crazy about football, basketball, baseball and hockey. 3. Italian beef Kevin Marsh/Flickr One of our culinary contributions from Illinois is the Italian beef sandwich. The juicier, the better. 4. Corn Phil Roeder/Flickr Heck, we grow enough of it. Grilled is best, but boiled is fine in a pinch. 5. Enjoying all four seasons The Real Estreya/Flickr Hey, it doesn't mean that all four seasons are of equal length, but we definitely get to see all four in all their beauty. 6. Beautiful scenery James Jordan/Flickr We've got fields as far as the eye can see, but we also have rolling hills, bluffs, and rocks. 7. Garage sales The 50th Year/Flickr When the weather starts to get warm, the garage sale signs start to go up. It's fun to go around and try to find a bargain. 8. Beer Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr Illinois makes some really great beers. Don't take away my 312. 9. Chicago Kevin Dooley/Flickr People not from Chicago may not "love" Chicago, but Chicago brings a good deal to our economy. 10. Culture Jordan Fischer/Flickr Art, music, theater--people love culture here. 11. Deep dish pizza sandy waddle/Flickr Is it a pizza or a lasagna? It's rich, filling, saucy, and an Illinois favorite. These are awesome things! Let’s not live without them, okay?