The Pride of Illinois

I was born in and spent my formative years in Illinois.

Even though I’ve lived longer in Missouri than anywhere else, I still consider myself an Illinoisan.

At my core, I’m much more Land of Lincoln than Show-Me. I’m not saying everything is better in Illinois, just most things.

Missouri constantly boasts about their world famous beer brewing heritage. But Illinois has them beat with Beer Nuts.

Unlike beer, these delicious salty and sweet nuts can be enjoyed by all ages. The next time you’re passing through Bloomington, Illinois you should stop by at their world HQ and get a supply.

Or you can drop by this vending machine which not only contains some great treats, it also unburdens you from the slightest hint of decision paralysis.

You can thank me later.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.