You haven't driven through much of Indiana have you? Their highways are no better than Illinois. Their outlying communities are having the same struggles Granite City, Alton, Madison and Venice are.
Again, you're talking from things you see on t.v. or read on the internet. Travel and see what I'm stating. My former partner lived in Indiana for a few years and we visited them regularly. Indianapolis downtown is nice. Areas around the city are slums.