A new report revealed the Stateline is one of the worst areas in the state to raise a family.
WalletHub.com ranked all 162 communities in Illinois. Sycamore ranked the highest in the Stateline at 74th. Machesney Park finished 80th and Rockford came near the bottom at 149th.
Researchers factored in violent crime, affordable housing, and family friendly attractions.
Morton had the highest overall ranking of Illinois cities. East St. Louis ranked last. For the full list, click here.