10 Reasons Why People From Chicago Are Unbelievably Tough

Growing up in a big city isn’t easy. While it has its perks, there are certain survival methods you pick up when you live in Chicago that make you tough.

No matter which neighborhood (or suburb) you’re from, you’re likely strong-willed because of these nine things. Keep scrolling for all the reasons why Chicagoans are tough as nails.

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There are many more shared experiences amongst those of us who live in the city. Check out 15 things every Chicagoan has done at least once.

What else makes Chicagoans so strong and durable? Share your thoughts with us in the comment below!