Illinois, the country's fifth most populous state, is ranked as the second state next to California with the highest total payouts and the largest number of dog bite insurance claims made nationally, based on recent report released by Bloomington-based insurer, State Farm. Go to the Chicago Personal Injury Blog and the Chicago Tribune for the full story.
UPDATE (5/15/11): Here is a link to a list released by the US Postal Service listing the numbers of dog attacks on mail carriers around the country. The top city listed is Houston. Chicago came in at number 13. (Thanks to Victor Salas for this link).