“Estimated net reduction in Illinois’ population this year is 45,116 residents. Every other state in the Midwest is growing”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
How bad does the ‘Illinois Exodus’ have to get?
Editorial Board
December 19, 2018

When he takes office in January, Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will have fewer constituents than he might have expected. Unfortunately he’ll also have fewer constituents working and paying taxes to support Illinois’ state and local governments. Every time a worker departs, the tax burden on those of us who remain grows. The release on Wednesday of new census data about Illinois was alarming: Not only has the flight of citizens continued for a fifth straight year, but the population loss is intensifying. This year’s estimated net reduction of 45,116 residents is the worst of these five losing years. READ MORE

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