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:
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.