IL Posted in Illinois May 16, 2016 by Laura 11 Things Illinoisians Do Better Than Anyone Else We know that Illinois is the very best state. But here’s some proof you can offer when someone asks you for justification. Here are 11 things Illinois does best. 1. Horseradish Kai Schreiber/Flickr Collinsville, Illinois is the horseradish capital of the world. 2. Partying Kevin Dooley/Flickr Illinois' flagship institution, the University of Illinois, was named the top party school. 3. Pumpkins Mike Mozart/Flickr Illinois is actually the largest producer of pumpkins in the country. 4. Green Buildings Kristine Riskaer/Flickr Illinois has the most "green" buildings in the country. 5. Making Delicious Food Norris Wong/Flickr We brought you the deep dish pizza, the Chicago style hot dog, the Italian beef sandwich, the brownie...the list goes on and on. 6. Potholes JoshuaDavis Photography/Flickr Illinois, especially Chicago, is full of potholes, and avoiding them is an acquired skill. 7. Pride Jim Larrison/Flickr We have the reputation of being fair-weather fans, but tell me, is there a more die-hard fan base? 8. Being Flat Skye Marthaler/Flickr Illinois is really, really flat. The highest point (Charles Mound) is pictured here. It's really not that tall. 9. Being Unfazed Jeff Sharp/Flickr Political scandals, murders, we have heard it all. Nothing shocks us anymore. 10. Nuclear Power Alf Altendorf/Flickr Illinois produces more nuclear power than any other state. 11. Being Feisty meryddian/Flickr We are not going to take guff from anyone. Get away from my shoveled parking space! There you have it! We are the very best.