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Illinois

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#1 Most Underfunded Pension Plans: States #2 Highest Unemployment: States #3 Biggest Five-Year Decline in Pension Funding: States #3 Biggest Increase in Number of Brewers: States #5 Biggest Declines in Homeownership: States #5 Most Million-Dollar Tax Filers: States #6 Least Upwardly Mobile Low-Wage Workers: States #7 Dirtiest Beaches in the U.S.: States #7 Highest Showbiz Pay: States #7 Lowest Ratio of Obesity to Health Coaches: States #7 Most Never-Marrieds: States #7 Most Seniors: States #8 Most Prisoners: States #9 Lowest Percentage of Minimum-Wage Workers: States #9 Most Tax Revenue from Alcohol, Tobacco, Betting: States #10 Biggest Class Divisions: States #10 Greatest Growth in Coal Production: States #10 Most Drunks: States #11 Biggest Prime Workforce: States #11 Greatest Decrease in Marriages: States #11 Most Brewery Permits: States #12 Highest Concentration of Arts Majors: States #12 Most Back-to-School Stores: States #12 Most Expensive Droughts: States #12 Most Underestimated Income Inequality: States #12 Worst for the Unemployed: States #13 Most Stores per Square Mile: States #14 Most Educated: States #15 Highest Pay for Tech Jobs: States #16 Highest Concentration of Restaurants: States #16 Most Innovative in U.S.: States #16 Most Vaccinated Children: States #17 Hottest Days: States #18 Biggest Share of Household Income Held by the 1%: States #18 Most Licensed Drivers 19 and Younger: States #20 Biggest Increases in School Spending: States #20 Biggest Lottery Losers: States #20 Highest Concentration of Engineering Majors: States #20 Longest Marriages: States #20 Most Showbiz Jobs: States #20 Most Vehicle Thefts: States #21 Biggest Increase in Beer Consumption: States #21 Greatest Concentration of Senior Poverty: States #21 Most Miserable: States #21 Widest Pay Gap Between CEOs and Salesclerks: States #22 Largest Wage Increases: States #23 Longest Retirements: States #24 Most Licensed Drivers Age 85+: States #25 Fewest Minorities in the 1% Club: States #25 Most Volunteers: States #25 Worst Dental Health: States #26 Fewest Females in the 1% Club: States #26 Most Beer Consumption 2012: States #26 Most Consumers with Student Loan Debt: States #26 Most Female Seniors at Work: States #26 Worst for Minimum-Wage Workers: States #27 Most Retirement Spent Alone for Women: States #28 Most Male Seniors at Work: States #32 Biggest Infrastructure Need: States #33 Biggest Projected Reduction in Emissions by 2030: States #35 Biggest Increase in Divorce: States #35 Highest GDP Growth: States #35 Most Deficient Bridges: States #36 Biggest Tax Refunds: States #37 Highest Male/Female Ratios: States #37 Most Residents Thrice Wed or More: States #38 Fewest Female Top Executives: States #38 Most Married Residents: States #38 Most Smoker-Friendly: States #43 Most Divorced Residents: States #46 Getting Fatter Fastest: States #46 Highest Growth in GDP and Population: States #46 Most Unintentional Deaths: States #49 Greatest Growth in Jobs for Techies: States