Do you think life where you live is hard? Or would you consider it pretty easy living? How would the county you live in compare to the other counties in Illinois?
What about the other counties in the United States?
The New York Times recently published an interactive map ranking 3,135 counties across the United States on ease of life based on median household income, education, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity rate.
Switching gears, as a reminder with July flying by, here are 17 events around the state of Illinois that you should check out this month, including some county fairs from some of the counties listed in the link above. So get out there and explore the state. This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors. Learn more and Sound Off here