Well this is going to hurt. In a recent survey of the best and the worst states, Illinois lands in the worst place imaginable.

Out of 50 states in the survey conducted by Financial News Corporation 24-7, Illinois lost major points for several reasons, including the number of people who moved out of the state, as well as poor housing market, poor finances in general and bad credit ratings.

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The analysis showed that most of the best-run states had an abundance of natural resources. Most of the worst-run states share a lingering housing crisis.

The top five most well-run states were North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

The lowest ranked were Arizona, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Mississippi, New Mexico and Illinois.

The good news, is that there is no where to go, but up from here if you believe such rankings and articles.