For the second year in a row this Illinois city has ranked as being the best, not in the US, but the best in the entire world!

WOW!

How awesome is that for Illinois?

I bet you know the city I'm talking about too.

Sorry to say, nope it's not Rockford.

It's of course Chicago. I think we kind of knew that, but it's great to be able to have some facts to back us up. Right?

Time Out "surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities—from Austin to Hong Kong to Tel Aviv—and asked in-depth questions about sex, dining, neighborhoods, affordability, happiness and so much more. Each city was then scored across those facets to reveal the winner." The winner being Chicago as the best place ever. 

Not just to live, but to eat, play and drink too. In fact, Chicago beat out several other midwestern cities as being the best/. So not only did the windy city nab being the best in the US but now once again in the whole entire world! That's an enormous accolade to have.

The best part is that it's here in Illinois. Our state has received a lot of bumps, bruises and black eyes as of late, so get a piece of good news like this is welcomed. I'd say rather refeshing.

Here's the complete top 10 list of the cities that made the cut. (ABC7)

Top 10:
1. Chicago
2. Porto
3. New York

4. Melbourne
5. London
6. Madrid
7. Manchester
8. Lisbon

9. Philadelphia
10 Barcelona

To see the complete list with the facts and stats on each city, click here.