Illinois Packs on the Pounds

Perhaps you shouldn't eat the whole thing. Photo: iStockphoto

You definitely can’t blame Taste of Chicago for this one: Illinois is fatter than it was last year. About 27.7 percent of adults are now considered obese, which is a bump of over one percent compared to last year. That means the state is now the 23rd fattest state in the nation, up five places from last year. [Trib]