Illinois is the extreme outlier nationally when it comes to losing people. Illinois is one of just four states to shrink over the past decade and no state has lost more population during that time period.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are the facts every Illinoisan should know.

Read Wirepoints research here to learn more about Illinois’ out-migration problem:

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Poor Taxpayer
4 days ago

All the huge Pension money is going to Florida. Who the hell would stay in Illinois if you have the price of a tank of gas?

Douglas
5 days ago

To leftist- Arizona is full, so don’t even bother trying to move there! The grand canyon state is holding the gate open just long enough to let my family in. You wouldn’t want to live there anyways, it gets to 5,000 degrees year round, the whole state is a wasteland with nothing to do–there isn’t even any paved roads!

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Poor Taxpayer
1 day ago
Reply to  Douglas

The only place I would not want to live in is Illinois.
The Pension Greed has destroyed it for generations to come.

Enough Already
5 days ago

Perhaps Illinois ‘s governor could join the exodus out of this state.

Dennis Rocke
5 days ago
Reply to  Enough Already

I would be glad to help him pack his belongings to move

Lyn P
5 days ago
Reply to  Enough Already

Ala Blago with perp walk preferred.

Cynthia Marsh
3 days ago
Reply to  Enough Already

His family spends much of their time out of the state NOW! He’s just here to claim is $$ from us peons.

Poor Taxpayer
5 days ago

The Greedy cops, teachers and firemen have destroyed the quality of life for the poor honest hard working taxpayer and their families.
Leave ASAP, Let the greedy government workers stay and pay, and pay, and pay.
Best day of your life is the day you leave for a better life.
Illinois “Land of Slavery”

Anon
5 days ago

We just left for Texas in May while Illinois remained locked down. We will #KeepTexasRed. Our jobs pay more and we pay less in taxes. It was a 30K difference…

Niki
5 days ago

Property taxes and school tuition/fees are out of this world. Car stickers. Auto a d home insurance sky high. Everything is ridiculous and now electric is double ….il is a terrible state to live in. Don’t forget the crime.

LessonLearned
6 days ago

A suggestion…..Keep telling your Illinois friends/family how bad the situation really is in the state. Share what you have learned on Wirepoints. You will likely get blank/bored stares, however when it all falls apart they will think you wise. (That doesn’t necessarily mean they will want to be around you. Seeing you may remind them of their own stupidity for ignoring you. I guess that’s human nature, and like Illinois, you can’t fix it.)

NoHope4Illinois
5 days ago
Reply to  LessonLearned

The smart folks have left, or will soon leave Illinois if they can. You do not want to be on the tail end of the exodus out of Illinois.

Poor Taxpayer
5 days ago
Reply to  LessonLearned

“You Can’t Fix Stupid”

Madigan_Is_Satan
6 days ago

Managing the decline of Illinois can be a lot smoother once people accept the new realities. The soon to be derelict buildings downtown should be torn down immediately. Employees should be given 3 months notice of their impending layoffs and all government employees should count on a reduced formula for their pensions based upon what they contributed, not the fanciful numbers created by their politicians and union bosses.The people who choose to remain should be consolidated. Most cities and all counties/townships within the state can be dissolved and consolidated based upon the county boundaries.The turnaround would not even be that… Read more »

LessonLearned
6 days ago

Stop thinking logically. That never works in Illinois.

NoHope4Illinois
5 days ago

I look for local income taxes as the next move by Chicago Democrats – maybe 5% if you reside in Chicago.

Freddy
5 days ago

Indiana has local county tax’s which range from approx 1% to approx 3% (Jasper County I think) but this was done in EXCHANGE not addition to for capping property tax’s at 1% and rental and commercial at 2% and the state income tax was also lowered. Most counties are in the 1 to 1.5% range. These figures can not be changed without voter approval. If you check Indiana property tax there is more info. This will never happen in Illinois unless people rebel somehow-someway.

Poor Taxpayer
6 days ago

The 2020 Miami Report released this summer states that an average of 950 people move to Florida every day and a majority come from high-taxed areas like New York, Boston, California and Chicago, according to the New York Times.
Florida residents pay no state income or estate tax and receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on a primary resident and a three percent annual cap on home assessments.

Bob Out of Here
6 days ago
Reply to  Poor Taxpayer

That’s the reason the employees from city/county/state government retire there. Illinois is too expensive for them, 6 figure pensions notwithstanding.

NoHope4Illinois
6 days ago

Pritzker, Madigan and Chicago Democrats believe the biggest problem in Illinois is that income taxes have been to low for to long. There you have it.

Enough Already
5 days ago

The biggest problem is Pritzger, Madigan and Chicago Democrats.

anonymous
6 days ago

Leave. There is nothing keeping people in this state.
It is being run into the ground by the money hungry DEMS.

NoHope4Illinois
5 days ago
Reply to  anonymous

Many family farms are ready to give it up – after generations of working some of the most fertile land in the world. There’s only so much people in the real world outside of taxpayer funded jobs can take.