10 Telltale Signs You’re Not A True Illinoisan

There’s just something about out-of-staters that makes them stick out like sore thumbs. Maybe it’s a smell, or maybe it’s one of these 10 tell-tale signs. We can always tell whether or not someone is a true Illinoisan. Keep scrolling to see how.

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/

At the same time, there are many ways to spot someone who actually is from Illinois. Check out nine things Illinoisans do that seem insane to everyone else.

What other signs are a dead giveaway that someone is not a true Illinoisan? Share your thoughts with us!