You can't compare Glen Carbon and Granite City...if knowing what you're talking about matters.
Edwardsville and Glen Carbon are rated higher than Granite City.... but one point higher, on a scale where LOWER is better. But I would expect that Granite City would rate better, given the scenarios that no bedroom community has to face.
Try again..... And explain how GC could maintain a rating in the top 15% in the State WITHOUT paying their employees. Explain who - for $30,000 a year is going to rush to a building full of tires fully engulfed or an oil tank fire...
So give your public servants a break, and be glad you have them at a phone call away.