Illinois has its share of state government problems, but the website Roadsnacks says some cities in the Land of Lincoln have it a lot worse than others. Using U.S. Census data, Roadsnacks put together a list of what it considers the most miserable Illinois cities.
Roadsnacks ranked 403 Illinois cities with populations higher than 2,000. "It isn't a stretch to assume that happy people earn great salaries, are relatively stress free, and have a stable home life," Roadsnacks writes.
The criteria for unhappy cities included factors like percentage of residents with a college degree, unemployment rates, cost of living, poverty rates, percent of married adults, percent of people who own their home and average commute times.
Below is a map of where the most miserable Illinois cities are located, including data on the percent of adult married couples and percent of homeowners. Scroll down for a text version of the list.
See the complete list here.