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Sometimes it doesn't take a lot to set off someone from northern Illinois. Maybe "set off" is a bit extreme but "annoying" is definitely an accurate description. Things like having to explain how far our town or city is from Chicago. Responding to "isn't there a lot of crime there?" type of questions. Those are some okay examples of what annoys people from northern Illinois but these six are a sure-fire way to annoy just about any Rockfordian or northern Illinoisan.

1. THERE'S NO "S"!

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Please, please, please, please, please pronounce the Land of Lincoln's name correctly. It's pronounced ill-i-noy... not ill-i-noise.

2. HAVE LOOSE CHANGE HANDY

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Ok, so maybe having loose change in the car is close to being phased out but we still are annoyed with tolls. Why do we have so many? Could this be why some many folks head up north to get away in Wisconsin?

3. POTHOLES

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Do not even get me started on potholes. I travel that very spot in the photo above at least 5 days a week. Sure, it's been patched up a little but we know more are on the way. Blown tires, alignment issues, and coffee spills are just some of the causalities of potholes. So annoying.

4. CONSTRUCTION

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Welcome to northern Illinois, where every season is construction season.

5. ROUNDABOUTS

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6. 'NO SCHOOL'

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Parents understand there are necessities but we really get annoyed when it seems like there are always "SIP" days.

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JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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