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09/05/2014 05:16 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2014

5 of the Most Boring Cities in Illinois

Illinois has a lot of interesting things going for it -- restaurants, museums, state parks, Lake Michigan, Lincoln historic sites. Plus, there's never a dull moment in Illinois politics. But mile after mile after corn fields, though pretty, can get monotonous, and not every Illinois city has a lot going on. Movoto's real estate blog made a list of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.

Movoto made the list by ranking the 100 most populous cities in Illinois, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, on the following criteria:

Least nightlife and live music venues per capita
Least active life options per capita
Most fast food venues per capita
Lowest percentage of non-fast food restaurants
Lowest percentage of residents ages 18 to 34

Here are the 10th through sixth most boring places in Illinois:

10) Streamwood Population 40,000. Here is how Streamwood ranks in each category:

Nightlife: 84th
Music venues per capita: 43rd
Active life options: 84th
Fast food venues: 53rd
Non-fast food options: 92nd
Youth population: 39th

9) Vernon Hills Population 26,000. Here is how Vernon Hills ranks in each category:

Nightlife: 46th
Music venues per capita: 56th
Active life options: 25th
Fast food venues: 99th
Non-fast food options: 92nd
Youth population: 85th

8) Oswego Population 32,000. Here is how Oswego ranks in each category:

Nightlife: 64th
Music venues per capita: 56th
Active life options: 33rd
Fast food venues: 86th
Non-fast food options: 88th
Youth population: 77th

6) Hanover Park (tie) Population 39,000. Here is how Hanover Park ranks in each category:

Nightlife: 94th
Music venues per capita: 39th
Active life options: 92nd
Fast food venues: 63rd
Non-fast food options: 100th
Youth population: 19th

6) Bolingbrook (tie) Population 74,000. Here is how Bolingbrook ranks in each category:

Nightlife: 88th
Music venues per capita: 56th
Active life options: 86th
Fast food venues: 52nd
Non-fast food options: 65th
Youth population: 60th

See the fifth through number one most boring places in Illinois at Reboot Illinois, including the town that was ranked as having the worst nightlife in the state.

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