The Land of Lincoln's infrastructure is best. But the state's finances, while showing signs of improvement, are troubled.
Governor: J.B. Pritzker, Democrat
GDP growth (Q1 2021): 6.4%
Unemployment rate (May 2021): 7.1 %
Top corporate tax rate: 9.5%
Top individual income tax rate: 4.95%
Gasoline tax: 52.16 cents/gallon
Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Baa2, stable/BBB, stable
Major private employers: McDonald's Corp.
Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence