Being from Illinois is pretty awesome. But there’s something special about being from a small town in Illinois. What makes those folks special? We look at 12 reasons why small town Illinoisians are so great.
1. They're content.
Hey, not much has changed in a lot of small towns. And we're fine with that, because we like the people who are in our towns and our stores.
2. They have an affinity for wildlife.
You'll catch them cracking a smile if they see a deer frolicking about.
3. They have strong family ties.
Odds are, many generations of your family have lived in town. Which is great, because that means someone always has your back!
4. They are nuts about their community.
Everyone has to be responsible for the community to thrive. You will find people eager to lend a hand if someone is in a bad way.
5. They appreciate things other people don't appreciate.
Driving down a country road brings them peace.
6. They are stewards.
They understand the beauty and value of what we are blessed with Illinois and do what they can to preserve it for future generations.
7. They make awesome friends.
There are no fairweather friends here. Good people are hard to come by, and you know that.
8. They're principled.
Religious or not, they have strong beliefs and they will stand by them.
9. They are fun to hang out with.
You can meet up in a place like this, with all your friends, and have a great time.
10. They're loyal.
They won't talk to you for a week and drop you. They're in it for the long-haul.
11. They know the value of hard work.
Many work on farms or had parents who worked on farms. They know that you have to work to provide for your family.
12. They're laid back.
At the end of the day, the little stuff doesn't matter. You just have to let it go.
Are you a small town Illinois guy or gal? What makes you awesome? Let us know in the comments.