The arrival of Spring can be a glorious time in Illinois, but it is often like a toddler throwing a tantrum – unpredictable, messy, and guaranteed to leave you bewildered.

What's Spring Like in Illinois?

When it comes to my feelings about Spring in Illinois, I think the word "meh" describes it best.


Is the return of warmer weather, budding trees, and blooming flowers something I enjoy? ABSOLUTELY, but...spring also brings a lot of work and confusion with it.

Here are just a few of the spring chores we, (okay, mostly my husband), have done in the last week..

  • clean up sticks, leaves, and a LOT of dog poo in our yard.
  • Trim around all flower beds.
  • Lay 70 bags of new mulch.
  • Put deck furniture and decorations out.
  • Mow the yard.
  • Clean windows.

Spring in Illinois isn't just about outdoor chores though, it's also about wacky weather and testing your patience too...

10 Posts That Perfectly Describe Spring in Illinois

Whenever I need a good laugh, I tend to head to the Midwest vs. Everybody Facebook page. The posts always find a funny way describe and/or illustrate what every Midwesterner is thinking and feeling, and here are 10 of my favorites about Spring...


Wearing shorts isn't my favorite, but if they keep me cool enough to still wear a hoodie I am all in!

Sometimes looking at the forecast on your phone isn't enough, you have to look out, (or stick your head out), the window to determine the actual feels like temp according to you.


Is it just me, or does it feel like the whole month of April is just one giant Powerball game?


Yes, the wind is ridiculous. We all need to start accepting and acknowledging that fact.


This is 100 percent the current situation in my house.


We constantly complain about the horrible pothole situation all winter, but the process of fixing them can be pretty annoying too.


Have you heard of muscle memory before? I'm pretty sure my muscles know automatically when I need to swerve and/or slow down while driving.


Why does every middle-aged Midwestern man who loves lawn maintenance have a pair of white New Balances? They just end up being stained a light shade of makes no sense.


My husband does the mowing at our house, but I know without a doubt he feels this pressure when a neighbor beats him to firing up the mower.


Mosquitoes ruin all the summer fun, and this year we'll have billions of cicadas to deal with too.

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