She didn’t pronounce the “s” at the end of Illinois and found it somewhat annoying to hear people who did.
She had no problem spelling or pronouncing “Des Plaines.”
Everything south of I 80 was Southern Illinois.
She knew the phone number to Empire Carpet.
She had sometimes turned the switch from heat to AC in the same day.
She was slim as a sapling and as pretty as a speckled pup.
She was from Illinois.