According to Insider.com, which recently compiled the worst thing about living in all 50 states, the worst thing about living in the Prairie State is that we've got the highest tax burden in the nation.
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Insider.com cites a WalletHub report noting that the average household in Illinois pays $8,162 in state and local taxes annually. According to that study, Illinois comes in at No. 51 when it comes to taxes, ranking behind the other 49 states and Washington, D.C.