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10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are More Resilient

02/26/2014 12:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 28, 2014

1. You can drive in any kind of traffic/weather.

Mini Cooper SUV winter back flip (Guerlain Chicherit)

2. Heat waves AND snowmageddons, no problem.

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3. Dominick's closes and you can still manage to feed yourself (effective 2014).

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4.You can make your way through a deep dish pizza.

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5. You’ve had just one World Series title by an Illinois baseball team since World War I.

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6. Political scandals in other states seem laughable. 

7. Taxes … taxes … taxes … bring ‘em on!

8. You’ve survived the Ventra card rollout debacle.

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9. Corn, wheat or soybeans, it doesn’t matter. Spring is for planting, fall is for harvesting and summer is for praying.

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10. You’re from the Land of Lincoln, the greatest president in U.S. history!

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