No, I'm an IL resident, but I live in NC and am getting licensed in NC because I went to school here. My spouse is active duty, so life is complicated. We are going to be up in IL to visit family in early July, so I picked a date while we would be home because availability in NC is basically gone until late September and we're moving out of the country in August. However, I actually checked availability throughout today and was able to snag a date next week here in NC, so I'm going to go ahead and get it over with!
Best of luck to you on your journey! Dealing with boards and Pearson and everything else at the end of nursing school has been quite the journey, especially during this pandemic!