If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
In a comparative analysis of taxes and fees in the nation's top 15 cities, Chicago won first place more times than any other city.
Policy failures have resulted in a steady stream of income flowing to neighboring states.
A new ad campaign by the Badger State digs into millennials’ growing disillusion with the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois’ failure to keep and attract residents is driving the Land of Lincoln’s population decline.
A series of recent reports have illustrated the severity of the Land of Lincoln’s outmigration trend.
Solving Illinois’ people problem requires addressing the high cost of government, which makes the state far less attractive for people looking to plant roots.
Heavy losses of Illinoisans to other states have caused the Land of Lincoln to shrink for four consecutive years.
Census data released Dec. 20 show the Land of Lincoln is no longer the fifth-largest state in the U.S.
Illinois’ exodus of people and money is the state’s most pressing policy problem. Until lawmakers get serious about addressing its causes, there’s little reason to think the trend will change.
New data from the IRS show Illinois lost $720 million and 21,800 people on net to neighboring states from 2015-2016.