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01/16/2014 09:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Best Illinois GIF Gallery of 2013!

2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights from 2013 in snarky visual fashion!

This summer was a hot one, especially when the Metra's former CEO received a suspicious six-figure severance...and that was just the tip of the iceberg! The scandal was so frustrating it riled up passengers!

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel got his groove on at the Taste of Chicago:

This absurd Chicago hit-and-run fail went viral:

And, of course, who could forget when Michael Madigan ducked from cameras after his absence from Gov. Pat Quinn's special pension meeting this summer:

Our Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in the most awesome way possible!

Remember Gov Quinn's "warm" welcome during the Chicago Blackhawks parade ceremony:

All Chicago Bulls fans' hearts broke when they saw this happen to Derrick Rose in November:

While Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson, William Beavers (we could keep going on and on) were convicted of corruption this year, former Gov. George Ryan was released from prison:

Did you like this gif compilation? Then be sure to check out our other related content:

-2013: The year in editorial cartoons

-Top IL Corruption News of 2013

-Pension reform and the Jacksons' downfall among top 2013 stories

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Madison Bondi is Reboot's outreach manager. Formerly with BCV, an award-winning social media management firm, Bondi has experience in public relations and in building digital communities and brands. Check out Bondi’s work, erasing the mystique of social media and revealing how candidates can use it to their advantage with our weekly Buzz-MeterYou can find Reboot on Facebook at and on Twitter @rebootillinois.