15 Ways Illinois Is America’s Black Sheep… And We Love It That Way

Illinoisans really don’t care if people think we’re weird. We may be the black sheep of America, but to us, it’s the only place worth living. These 15 things that make us strange are actually really cool, and everyone else is just jealous.

The rest of the country may try to forget we exist, but with so much land and one of the biggest and baddest cities in the states, our culture flourishes. Read on, little lamb. Baa…

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

We have to admit, this is a weird place sometimes. Additionally, here are 11 stereotypes Illinoisans just need to accept as fact.

What else makes us America’s black sheep? Share your thoughts in the comments below!