Illinois is in a stagnation spiral. “The answer will take some time to develop, and implement.  But one thing is clear, if Illinois’ leaders don’t come up with something soon there will be even fewer people around, and even greater problems developing.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2014/04/30/illinois-wake-up-call-stagnation-spiral-encourages-people-to-leave/