The Worst Towns In Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — First, let’s dispense with the good news: Generally, the worst towns in Illinois are far away from Chicago.

And the 10 best towns are all Chicago suburbs, according to an analysis by a company called RoadSnacks.

The worst town in Illinois, according to the study, is Benton, located off Interstate 57 in Franklin County.

Benton residents had a 1 in 40 chance of having something stolen from them last year, the study found.

Unemployment stands at 9.4% and residents earn about $29,000 a year. A total of 17 percent of families live below the poverty line.

Carbondale, which did not make the list, has the lowest income in the state, at $17,743, following by East St. Louis (ranked No. 3) at $19,278, according to the study.

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