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eaglebeaky - Rauner’s budget superstar exits Illinois with $165,000–and no budget - Quincy, IL News -
That may be true Qfingers, but if so why did the (so-called) "superstar finance expert" even take the Illinois job in the first place if she apparently had no intention of trying to come up with some kind of a solution? Remember that airline pilot (Capt. Sullenberger) a while back, who managed to successfully land his crippled plane full of passengers in the middle of the Hudson River (saving a whole…
ONCEMORE1 - Clinics to open in Senior Center, Indian Hills - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder how many of these "Free Clinics" Durbin gasses on about he's ever visited for actual healthcare, with his Golden Government (taxpayer supported) insurance. One thing to walk in as a State Senator with the media and entourage to check the service, quite another to be one of the indigent or elderly trying to actually GET service. And, like anything the Government does, it'll…
qfingers - Rauner’s budget superstar exits Illinois with $165,000–and no budget - Quincy, IL News -
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I noticed that too, GML... and Illinois (if it were to be included among all of the other states that were listed in this case) would have been the furthest east out of all of them. So my first thought was that (maybe) it's purely a geographic issue? Perhaps Illinois falls under the jurisdiction of a different federal court, and not this one located in North Dakota. I honestly don't know,…
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Due in would do well to help those facing economic problems find work. It's his party that is responsible for today's economy. With all the different sources to transport people from home to our current clinics, I question the need for this. Don't start thinking Durbin is Daddy Big Bucks either. "That money came out of OUR pockets."

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Quincy among the 10 most affordable places to live In Illinois

Quincy among the 10 most affordable places to live In Illinois

1 year, 6 months ago David Cross, Movoto

Illinois’ Gem City is the second largest city in the ranking

From David Cross, Movoto :

As a Midwestern state, it might be easy to assume that Illinois is among the most affordable places in the country. Yet Illinois is comprised of almost 58,000 square miles, so it would be risky to make the assumption that all of Illinois is affordable. In short, some places in The Prairie State are going to be more affordable than others. But which places?

As part of an on-going series, Movoto Real Estate is going state to state to find not only the best places, but also the most affordable. Today we take a look at Illinois, home to more than 12,8802,000 people. After analyzing more than 200 places in the state across a number of criteria, Chatham was crowned the most affordable, or the place you’re most likely to keep cash in your wallet. Of course, Chatham wasn’t the only place where folks can stretch their bucks.

Here are the 10 most affordable places in Illinois:

  1. Village of Chatham
  2. City of Washington
  3. Village of Morton
  4. City of Springfield
  5. City of East Peoria
  6. City of Quincy
  7. City of Kewanee
  8. City of Pontiac
  9. City of Pekin
  10. City of Moline

How did Chatham make it to the No. 1 spot? What made Kewanee just the 7th most affordable place on our list? Keep reading for a virtual tour of our top 10 ranking. Before this, however, here’s a breakdown of how we created our list, because we didn’t just pick these places out of thin air.

How We Found The Most Affordable Places In Illinois

To create our ranking, we used Census data to find the each place in Illinois with a population of more than 10,000. This came to 219 places, including villages, cities, and Census-Designated Places. Once we had these locales, we ranked each one across six criteria, with the lowest number being the best. We then took the average of all these ranks to create our Big Deal Score. The place with the lowest average rank across our criteria–Chatham–was crowned the most affordable. Here are the criteria we used:

  • Food costs
  • Utility costs
  • Miscellaneous costs
  • Median home price
  • Unemployment rank
  • Adjusted median income

Data for our criteria came from a number of sources, including Sperling’s Best Places, AreaVibes, and the U.S. Census (2010). The adjusted median income takes a locations’ median household income and divides it by its cost of living. We then multiplied this number by 100 to create an adjusted income we believe reflects a household’s actual earnings. Our miscellaneous rank included an area’s the cost of clothing, restaurants, repairs, and entertainment.

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