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:

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/

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!