The 10 Best Professional Athletes Born in Illinois

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The 10 Best Professional Athletes Born in Illinois
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Illinois is home to a slew of all-star athletes, mostly because they lay claim to a huge sports city in Chicago. With all of the Windy City's major sports teams it's not hard to see what inspires young Illinois athletes to put in the hard work it takes to become an elite athlete.

Illinois' list doesn't quite match up to star power of some of the bigger states, but it's top 10 is solid. Want to find out which of your favorite players comes from Illinois? Read on to see that and more.

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