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Decatur’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Illinois

The Decatur metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Illinois, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

McHenry County’s $3,650-per-month cost of living is the highest in Illinois

Residents of McHenry County need to make $3,650 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Illinois.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Illinois is $28,424, study finds

College graduates in Illinois have an average debt burden of $28,424, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Illinois ranks 26th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Illinois finished 26th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Saline rated least livable among Illinois counties, study finds

Saline was ranked Illinois’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

$447,860 in annual income gets you into Illinois’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $447,860 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Illinois, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Illinois has 9th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Illinois finished ninth in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

Dollar’s value in Illinois ranks 33rd highest among the 50 states, study finds

Illinois finished 33rd in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

East St. Louis ranks the most dangerous of Illinois cities, study finds

East St. Louis was ranked the most dangerous city in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Winnetka ranks the richest of Illinois towns, study finds

Winnetka was ranked the richest town in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Centreville ranks the poorest of Illinois towns, study finds

Centreville was ranked the poorest town in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

Alexander County ranks the poorest of Illinois counties, study finds

Alexander County was ranked the poorest county in Illinois in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Walmart rated top employer in Illinois, study finds

Walmart employs 52,603 workers in Illinois, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Alexander County residents is highest in Illinois

Alexander County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Illinois, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Average tax refund in Illinois ranks 7th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Illinois ranked seventh among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: Hamilton County has fastest growing local economy in Illinois

Hamilton County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Illinois in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: University of Chicago ranked most selective of Illinois schools

University of Chicago was ranked the most exclusive school in Illinois, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Analysis: Illinois has 14th highest average credit card debt

Illinois finished 14th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

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