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Chicago and downstate: The two sides of Illinois’ brain

Matt DietrichReboot Illinois

Mar 04, 2014

There’s always been something of a rivalry between Chicago and downstate Illinois. It gets serious when politicians are talking about things like distributing tax dollars for school funding and public construction projects. Mostly, though, it’s a funny battle of dueling stereotypes.

It’s in the spirit of the latter that we bring you the Top 10 different perspectives of Chicagoans and downstate Illinoisans. Once more, for emphasis: It’s a funny battle of dueling stereotypes. Enjoy!

10.

Chicago: You complain because rush hour is 12 hours long.

Downstate: You complain because rush hour is 12 minutes long.

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