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Why Are So Many Millennials Leaving or Planning on Leaving Illinois?

There has been plenty of discussion recently about how our state of Illinois is leading the Midwest in what's called outbound migration. Outbound migration is another way of saying "leaving where they are and heading to someplace else," as in getting out of Illinois for better opportunities elsewhere.

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Moving Truck Prices Illustrate the High Demand to Leave Illinois

We've discussed the fact that Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration before in this space (Here, here, and here), and we've covered the reasons, starting with high property taxes, that people are looking to get out. Now, taking a look at what a moving truck rental costs people who are leaving Illinois really drives the point home.

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People Who’ve Left Illinois Talk About the Things They Miss

I've only lived outside the state of Illinois for a grand total of about 6 months. In 1985, I went to work for a radio station in Columbus, Ohio, which was a great town to live in with one possible downside--when you left Columbus, you were in Ohio.

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Population is Declining in the Majority of Illinois’ Largest Cities

Champaign, Elgin, Naperville, Oak Park, Bolingbrook and Aurora are the only cities in Illinois (with populations over 50,000) that showed population growth from July, 2014 to July, 2015, according to some new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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