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Source: The Civic Federation

Keep in mind this shows rate of population change, not population itself, so everything above zero is growth. Note how Illinois has fallen in the last five years compared to its neighbors, and note Michigan’s nice recovery.

Wirepoints has covered Illinois’ outmigraton problem in detail. To learn more, read:

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Question: how long will the IL pols and union members allow IL to continue losing population due to overburdening residents with high taxes and user fees? (See answer below.)

Answer: They’ll do it as long as they can get away with it or as long as they benefit from lavish salaries, pensions, and/or health care benefits.