America's Dirtiest Cities
No. 20 Chicago
Even though the Windy City has scored poorly on America’s “Litter Scorecard,” it has upped its standing with Travel + Leisure readers by two slots since last year—perhaps in part by beefing up its littering laws to a minimum of $100 for any ticket. Voters were also willing to overlook some littered sidewalks for the sake of the top-ranked architecture and the nation’s best pizza.