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Bill and Wendy are joined on the phone by Mark Silva, Assistant Managing Editor of U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural best states ranking. The rankings include a combination of surveys of individuals, as well as 68 other metrics and literally thousands of data points. They talk about where Illinois lands, it’s strong points and weaknesses, and more.




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