We are Illinoisans. We may give each other the stink eye for various reasons, but I think we are all together on hating these things about Illinois.

Illinois - The Land of Lincoln

We do have many things for which to be joyful, there are plenty of things to like and even love about our state, but misery loves company, so let's get to bashing Illinois for just a moment or two.

12 Things People of Illinois Hate About Illinois

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1. Only 3 months of summer

Plus, half of the time it's raining or swamp-ass humid.

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2. Shoveling snow

Here's a great way to get out of shoveling snow.


 

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3. The high cost of driving Illinois' tollway system.


 

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4. Chicago traffic

Whether you drive in it every day, or not, driving around Chicago is incredibly stressful.


 

 

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5. Illinois Taxes.


 

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6. That you have to love deep-dish pizza if you live in Illinois.

But if you do, this joint regularly tops lists of the best deep-dish pizza in Chicago.


 

 

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7. People who call Chicago, "Chi-Town" or say, "I'm going to the city"


 

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8. Springfield

Can anything good come out of Springfield on a regular basis instead of one corruption scandal after another?

RELATED: Illinois is Fastest Growing State In US For Car Thefts


 

 

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9. Wisconsin drivers on the Illinois Tollway.

Left-lane lollygaggers. Pass, then get back over to the right.


 

 

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10. Marijuana Tax

Illinois taxes legal cannabis with some of the highest rates in the country, with up to 40% over the sale price, placing the state 2nd in the U.S., behind California. Michigan, for comparison, taxes cannabis at 10%.

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11. Crime

READ MORE: Illinois Cities Dubbed ‘Most Dangerous’ in America, 2 in Top 25

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12. January

So many days with little sunlight and sub-zero temperatures.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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