Illinois is known for a lot of things: deep-dish pizza, the Sears Tower, and, of course, Mount Rushmore. Okay, that last one might not be true, but if Illinois were to create its own Mount Rushmore, who would make the cut?

There are a whole bunch of different names that could be contenders for Illinois' own Mount Rushmore, there are actually a few things they all have in common. For one thing, they've all made a pretty big impact on the state of Illinois in one way or another.

Whether it's through sports, politics, or entertainment, these folks have all left their mark on Illinois and helped shape what it is today.



Plus, a lot of them are pretty famous, so even people outside of Illinois know who they are. Bottom line? Each and every one of these names is part of what makes Illinois so great, and they'd all be totally deserving of a spot on a monument like Mount Rushmore.

Here are a few names that would be contenders.

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