Just a few more definitions of words and idioms that mean something else in Illinois, posted as a public service to the consumers of news.
Absentee Landlord: A landlord with sense.
Bean: A huge fun-house mirror in downtown Chicago, providing tourists with the warped view of the business district that only lifelong Illinoisans come by naturally.
Billy Club: An entertainment venue for billy goats.
Billy Goat: A stadium’s pet peeve.
(Alternate definition: Someone who uses a collar and leash for a purpose unusual for the neighborhood).
Budget: Underestimated spending that you admit to.
(Alternate definition: A justification for tax increases).