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Where Does Illinois Rank on the List of America’s Greenest States?

Life is all about the green. For some, that means cash. For others, it's all about the environment. For companies looking to expand their share of the marketplace by showing how much they care about the planet, it's both. For Illinois, it seems to be about being in the middle.

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Springfield Lands on a Top 20 List of Best State Capitals

We all know that our state doesn't always fare so well on lists of the "Best of," and unfortunately shows up too often on the "Worst of" lists. However, when it comes to the "livability" of state capitals around the US, our Springfield does pretty well.

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Smile Illinois! We’ve Got Some of the Best Dental Health in America

Illinois may have a myriad of problems and issues, but dental health does not appear to be one of them. In fact, there are 47 other states that lag behind us.

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Rockford’s Top 10 Restaurants According to Trip Advisor

I read once that the surest way to provoke an argument is to open a discussion of politics or religion. There's no doubt that those topics can produce some serious disagreements, but I think an even quicker way to get an argument going is to produce a "best _____" list.

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Let’s See Who Made the Best/Worst Small Towns in Illinois List

First off, for those who are expecting a low-ranking for the city of Rockford, relax. Rockford didn't make the list, because our population is too large to meet the criteria of 25,000 to 100,000 people. Some of you in neighboring communities, however, might not like the ranking your hometown gets.

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Where Does Rockford Rank on the List of Fastest Growing Cities in the US?

Since the Great Recession, it's been a very tough comeback for many, many communities across the nation, Rockford included. For some, that comeback has been slow and steady, but for others...not so much.

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What’s Your Share of Illinois’ Debt?

Judging by the photo of the person being crushed by a credit card (no actual people were harmed by a giant card), you might be guessing that your share of our state's outstanding debt is pretty high...and you would be right.

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Is Illinois a Happy State?

The answer to that question is...well, kinda yes and kinda no. When it comes to our country's happiest states, Illinois comes down solidly...in the middle.

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How Healthcare in Illinois Compares to the Rest of the U.S.

If you've been following the news, then you know that major insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges. Although the uninsured rate has fallen, some have begun to question the cost and quality of health care in America, and, which states are doing it better than others.

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How Appealing is Rockford to Job Seekers?

Illinois has the fifth-largest state economy (by GDP), but we have the 3rd highest unemployment numbers in the nation. Illinois has 37 companies in the Fortune 500 list (several make the Top 100, and hundreds of companies in the Top 5000), but we have a seemingly never-ending budget crisis in state government, and we lead the nation in out-bound migration. But, what about Rockford in particular? Where do we rank in terms of appeal for those seeking a job?

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