While government worker unions have had a stranglehold on the people of Illinois for far too long, the state isn’t without hope. Illinois can follow the lead of other Midwestern states and enact labor reforms.View Report
Decatur lost 3,400 residents from 2010 to 2016, or about 4.5 percent of its population.
Twelve of the 29 Illinois cities with over 50,000 in population are losing residents.
A new report from moving company United Van Lines shows more residents left Chicago during the summer moving months than any other metro area.
Illinois lost as many as 37,000 millennials on net every year from 2011 through 2014 for a total net loss of as many as 148,000 millennials.
Illinois loses more millennial taxpayers and dependents to other states than any state except New York.
Cook County has lost nearly 50,000 black residents since the 2010 census, and the rate is accelerating.
Cook County’s population has dropped by 2,030 since 2011, driven by the out-migration of over 230,000 residents, on net.
Illinois’ credit rating spirals downward while residents flee to surrounding states with stronger economies and lower taxes.
Illinois’ total state economic activity has increased by only 4 percent since 2007, which is lower than the U.S.’ 10 percent GDP growth during the worst decade of the Great Depression.
Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s spin, residents are fleeing Chicago, showing they feel they are better off elsewhere.