Fleeing #Illinois

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Why Illinois lost more residents than any other state in 2016
by Eric Peterson
January 13, 2017

…But last year, Illinois lost more residents than any other state: an astounding 37,508 people. It was one of only eight states to lose population… With little economic and educational opportunity and the high crime that comes with it, Illinois and Chicago policies are simply failing their residents. Is it any wonder then, that so many are home only for the holidays? Illinoisans aren’t moving just anywhere, but to states with good education, opportunity and safety. Texas has attracted the greatest number of residents, followed by Florida, Indiana, California and Arizona. Warm weather is one factor, but the many residents moving to states like Indiana and Wisconsin, where my brother now lives, show that economic opportunity is also a major driver. READ MORE

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