30 Things You Need To Know About Illinois Before You Move There


You’ll learn to love bad politicians, the Bears, and Chicago will be your new favorite city of all time.

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1. Pumpkin pie will be one of your favorite things when you live in the greatest pumpkin grower in the world.

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2. If you go to the Chicago River, you can see a river run backwards, one of the few that do so in the world.

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3. You will live in a state with an official state soil: the Drummer soil series.

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4. You will have to get a windbreaker or two if you live in the so-called “Windy City”.

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5. If you live in Chicago, you will never have to go outside the city, ever.

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6. You have to either choose the Sox or the Cubs as your baseball team.

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7. You will really get what cold weather is when you feel the wind.

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8. You might recognize some places from your favorite movies, including “Home Alone” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.

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9. You will have to go to the first McDonald’s in Des Plaines.

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10. You will eventually start saying “Da Bears”.

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11. You will get used to seeing construction everywhere you go.

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12. You will never eat a Non-Chicago style hot dog ever again.

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13. You will start calling the Willis Tower “The Sears Tower” no matter who owns it now.

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14. You will eat more deep dish pizza than you thought was possible.

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15. Your kids will have awesome places to go to school, including Northwestern.

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16. If you pay attention to hockey, you will have to support the Blackhawks.

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17. You will end up getting a pass for the huge number of toll roads.

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18. You will realize that LSD is not a drug, it refers to Lake Shore Drive.

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19. If you are a bad driver, you will fit right in.

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20. You will love Six Flags Great America.

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21. You will go to one of the many zoos in Chicago.

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22. You can go to the the Harold Washington Library, which at one point was on the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest public library in the world.

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23. If you live in Chicago, you will never have to take personal transport unless you’re leaving the city.

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24. You will have to get a different set of clothes if you move to Chicago.

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25. You will go to the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day when they turn the river green.

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26. Once the weather gets one degree above freezing, you will put on shorts and short sleeves.

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27. You will find out that everyone from the suburbs say that they are from Chicago.

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28. You will get a umbrella that has those wind vents (or else.)

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29 You will start to understand bad politicians.

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30. You may have to hit some cars to get out of your parallel parking spot.

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