12 Legitimate Signs That You Grew Up In Illinois

There are just a few tell-tale signs that a person grew up in Illinois. Whether you realize it or not, you probably possess these characteristics, and there’s no reason to be ashamed. Illinoisans are tough, always prepared, yet very laid-back.

Here are 12 ways to know for sure that someone is from our great state:

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If you’re a true Illinoisan, a right of passage is eating at this timeless old Illinois restaurant locals can’t get enough of.

What other traits prove you grew up in Illinois? Share your thoughts with us!