Springfield finds itself surrounded by a lot of misery. But the Capital City itself managed to avoid Forbes Magazine’s list of the 20 “Most Miserable Cities” in America.
Illinois is well represented on the list, though, with three cities in the Top Ten… Rockford at #3, Chicago at #4, and Lake County at #9. And traveling away from Northern Illinois won’t help either. St. Louis also makes the list at #12.
The list is based on many factors, from crime to unemployment to taxes to climate.