It's true in every state, if you live there long enough, there is a set of unwritten rules by which you live your life.

If you're new to Illinois, it would be extremely helpful to become familiar with these rules. If you've lived in Illinois your entire life, it more than likely we've left something out. Help your fellow (new) Illinoisan out and add to the list below.

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The Unwritten Rules of Living in Illinois

1. If you don't like the weather here, wait 5 minutes and it will likely change.

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2. We don't get happy when the snow flies but we do know how to drive in it.

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3. Keep an ice scraper in your car always. Probably wouldn't hurt to see a shovel in your trunk too.

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4. When Summer hits, we hit our state parks.

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5. We will always exist with billions of Box Elder bugs.

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6. Chicago is absolutely nothing like the rest of the state.

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The folks at onlyinyourstate.com have more, what can you add to this list?