03/13/2014 08:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Top 10 Reasons Why It's Hard to Be an Illinois Optimist

Earlier we published this Top 10 list, which extolled the virtues of Illinoisans as a resilient lot.

As it turned out, not everyone shared our optimism, least of all our many Facebook friends. Today's Top 10 is dedicated to the not-so-optimistic commenters who sounded off on our previous list.



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