1 Illinois City Named Among Best-Run in US, Another Among the Worst: Report

Two Illinois cities were named on a new list of “Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America,” one among the top and the other as one of the worst.

The ranking by finance website Wallethub, analyzed data from 150 of the largest U.S. cities to determine “which among them are managed best.”

The report looked as financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure and pollution.

Aurora ranked at no. 20 on the list, noted particularly for its education, health and safety.

Chicago, however, ranked at no. 140 on the list of 150. The city’s biggest downfall was listed as “financial stability,” which included Moody’s city credit rating and long-term debt outstanding per capita. The city’s best rating came from infrastructure and pollution, which looked at factors including quality of roads, commute times, walkability, transit, recreation friendliness, water quality, air pollution and share of parkland.

Overall, Nampa, Idaho was named the best-run city in the country. Followed by Provo, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Missoula, Montana; and Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky.

The worst-run city on the list was Washington DC, followed by Detroit, New York, San Francisco and Cleveland.

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