Father's Day is this Sunday and if you are a working dad looking for things like a better work-life balance, great childcare for your kids, and more, the experts say you should consider moving to the Land of Lincoln! Here are the details...

The experts at WalletHub released a new list called the Best & Worst States for Working Dads in 2024, and they rank Illinois as the 9th best state for working dads! Illinois ranks ahead of states like Missouri which ranks 35th, Tennessee which ranks 34th, California which ranks 32nd, and even New York which ranks 17th.

In the article, WalletHub says "In order to determine the best states for men who play a dual role of parent and provider, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 21 key indicators of friendliness toward working fathers. Our data set ranges from the average length of the work day for men to child care costs to the share of men in good or better health." The article goes on to mention that 94.1% of married fathers work. Illinois ranks 9th in Child Care and 10th in Social & Economic well-being, what are the top-ranked states for Working Dads? Massachusetts, Washington DC, Connecticut, and New Jersey, to see the full list for yourself, click here!

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Did they get it right?

I think so, Illinois is a state with a lot of issues, but it have a lot for dads to do with their kids, and Illinois has many good companies that dads to work for. I have to be honest I was surprised to see Missouri so far down on the list and to see New Jersey that high on the list.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

Gallery Credit: Angela Underwood

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