Illinois Losing More Residents In 2016 Than Any Other State
This is getting to be a habit. Illinois has lost the most residents for the third straight year.
According to this report from the Chicago Tribune Illinois will lose 37,508 people in 2016. Illinois is just one of eight states that lost population this year and now sits at 12.8 million, it's lowest since 2009.
According to the Tribune article the most common reasons people are leaving are high taxes, the state budget stalemate, crime, unemployment and the weather. Three out of four of those reasons are directly related to Illinois' poorly run government. That's not a political statement. That's what happens when half of your state elected officials are in jail.
I wrote a blog last week about how much tougher it is for business to survive in Illinois than it is north of the border. It looks like Illinois' residents are voicing their displeasure buy filling up the moving fan and heading for greener pastures.