The year is halfway over and that means the Fourth of July is right around the corner. Crazy right?

Turns out we're really lucky when it comes to celebrating this holiday. The state of Illinois was voted the 8th best state in the country to celebrate Independence Day! Go us!

According to a new WalletHub survey, Illinois was ranked 8th in the nation on the list of '2019’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations'. Milwaukee, Wisconsin also ranked pretty high on the list coming in at number 13.

WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. Obviously Chicago knows how to ball on a budget! Not only Chicago, check out the other two cities not to far from us that made one of the lists -

Credit WalletHub

Looks like the Midwest really does it best, and for a good price!

Check out the entire list here. 

H/T WALLETHUB 

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