CHICAGO - With a new rolled out focus in national media on fatherless homes, the question is raised, how does Illinois stand among other cities facing budget crises, aggravated by government-dependent households?
Illinois is home to four out of the top ten cities home with the highest percentage of households led by single mothers, City Data.com shows. East St. Louis, Centreville and Washington Park are in St. Louis' Metro East area, and Robbins is in Chicago's southern suburbs.
1. East St. Louis, IL (housing, pop. 31,542): 77.6%
8. Robbins, IL (housing, pop. 6,635): 72.0%
9. Centreville, IL (housing, pop. 5,951): 71.3%
10. Washington Park, IL (housing, pop. 5,345): 71.1%