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Very low crime rate, walkable routes at all hours to small grocery and convenience store/gas stations. Affordable housing and services for the most part are available. Senior center includes a salad bar M-F limited hours for all ages, other restaurants are diner, chinese, mexican, pizza, subway. Limited work for seniors --the college will not hire seniors in favor of those younger who can have a longer career. Other employment is basic minimum wage stuff. Friendly environment, one nature trail through the "gullies", some biking routes and a town bicycling group. Churches are active and serve as community centers. For living wage you must drive 45 minutes into larger area like Belleville or St Louis
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How did Illinois earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Illinois has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Illinois does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Illinois has an effective property tax rate of 2.32%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Illinois earned its state tax grade of C+.
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