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Places With The Best Employment In Illinois 2018

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  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,870
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  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,437
  • I experienced beautiful vivacity while living in Winnetka Illinois. The city is located in Cook County. Cedar Lake is about 16 miles from Chicago’s central downtown area. The town is highly affluent,
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  • Oak Brook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,988
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  • Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,590
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive
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  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Inverness, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,844
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  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,881
  • Lake Forest is a very wealthy community in what is known as 'the north shore' - 25 miles north of the city of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. Two train lines run into the city so commuting is
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  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,686
  • I had an exceptional time with my family while living in Deerfield Illinois. The community that is 25 miles from Chicago, promotes family, fun, and leisure activities. This city houses the headquarters
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  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,367
  • There’s no many things biblical about Wilmette, but it fits. Everyone who lives here has a sense of compassion for their neighbor. Throughout the day, you’ll find many of them out and about, which I
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,538
  • I love living in Northbrook! My husband and I moved here from New York when he got transferred to the Chicago office. This Northbrook was the perfect option for us because we needed to be close to the
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  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,438
  • Hinsdale, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the west/southwest of the city. It is a diverse and welcoming community and definitely geared more towards the upper middle-class with the higher
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  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,065
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  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Burr Ridge is the kind of place that everyone dreams of calling home. I love living in Burr Ridge because it has an amazing quality of life. There are many restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to hang
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  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,435
  • Libertyville, Illinois is a far north suburb of Chicago. The housing market in Libertyville is great, being that house prices are low and property taxes remain more reasonable than what you'd find living
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  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,217
  • I’ve lived in River Forest, IL City and had the most incredible experience. The city location is near the western limit of Chicago. The area is so beautiful, although the cost of living and property
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,449
  • Barrington; the best city to reside! I have lived in this city for eight years. I like the manner people in this city interact with each other and is an excellent place to raise a family. The town has
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  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,780
  • Highland Park is a beautiful city outside of Chicago. It has an upscale yet quaint feel. There are many beautiful homes and landscapes throughout the town. I love Highland Park because of the high
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  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,559
  • An elegant midwestern city situated approximately 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. Glenview, Illinois holds approximately 46,000 people. The winters are tough, but the summers go unmatched. Lake
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  • Lincolnwood, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,637
  • I love Lincolnwood, Illinois! Living in Lincolnwood, Illinois, puts me close to Chicago for work, but gives me a community with a small-town feel. This area is incredibly safe and the police always make
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  • Johnsburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,285
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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still
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  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,996
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  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,881
  • Situated around forty-five minutes South-West of Chicago, Plainfield, IL is a pretty darn nice place to call home. Having lived here for about five years now, I have found that although the cost of
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  • Winfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,543
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
  • Campton Hills is a city within Kane County that houses more than 11,200 residents. When you look at the transportation aspect for the city, it has the highest amount of air departures and the most rail
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  • St. Charles, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,745
  • It was a joy living in St Charles Illinois, the city with 'Pride of the Fox' as a motto. Living in the west suburbs offered a multitude of amenities and nightlife activities. The city of over 33,000 in
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  • Grayslake, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,053
  • Grayslake, Illinois is located near the border with Wisconsin but is still considered a far north suburb of Chicago. It is home to many excellent and safe neighborhoods and to College of Lake County. The
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  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,688
  • Living in La Grange for the past 22 years has been just absolute perfection for us. After my husband retired we wanted to get out of the big city and enjoy some beautiful scenery and small-town life. La
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  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,288
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  • Huntley, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,831
  • Living in Huntley, it is interesting to watch how the tiny little city has grown and expanded over the years. When I was a boy, we had a single elementary school and a single high school/ Now, the best
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  • Oswego, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,245
  • Living in Oswego, Illinois, has a few upsides and a few downsides. One of the upsides, which I like a lot about the city, is that the crime rate is exceedingly low and the jobs pay quite well. I had no
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  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on
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  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,415
  • This is the best place in the USA to work, play and raise a family! Our town may be small, but our heart is big and it shows no matter what street you choose to walk down! I especially love spending a
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,554
  • I lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois for about 8 years in my mid-twenties. I lived on the north side which is more commercial than the southern side which is more residential and family friendly. There
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  • Homer Glen, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,385
  • Homer Glen, Illinois is one of the best places I have ever lived. It is close to everything you'd want to be close to in the Chicago area. One of the best things I like about Homer Glen is the exciting
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  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,102
  • I grew up in Washington. We left when my husband joined the army. We go back and visit when we can. It is a charming, quaint, and darling town. The town square is gorgeous and you can sit by the
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  • Mokena, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,839
  • Mokena, Illinois is one of Chicago's farther south suburbs located close to the city of Joliet. Mokena is the ideal suburb, with plenty to do for the family and easy access to the city of Chicago via the
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  • Darien, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,232
  • The city of Darien, Illinois is a small town that is located in DuPage County, a western suburb of Chicago. It is a close knit community that is just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago
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  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,343
  • Morton. IL is one of those places you pray you will find when you are ready to pull up stakes and relocate. I know that was the case with me 11 years ago when I moved here. I have been living in Morton
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  • Chatham, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,569
  • I experienced a terrific time while living in Chatham Illinois. The city sits in Sangamon County. Chatham is close to Springfield Illinois. The village of Chatham has an adequate public school system.
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  • West Dundee, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
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  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,894
  • In my opinion there is no better place to live than Glen Ellyn. It is a vibrant and bustling city. There are many young people and new families in the area to make sure that there is always something to
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  • Willow Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,950
  • My family and I valued our experiences while living in Lake Zurich Illinois. The city is a smaller segment of Chicago and is named for its lake. It is a great place to raise families. I have confidence

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in Illinois. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in Illinois for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are Illinois cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

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