Despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker touting growth in “every major region,” Illinois shed jobs in three metropolitan areas and lagged the national average in seven more.
Fewer people want to live in states with progressive income taxes. So after 6 straight years of population loss, why would Illinois want to join them?
The historic change comes as skyrocketing property tax bills eat into Illinois homeowners’ bottom line.
Illinois suffered its sixth consecutive year of population decline in 2019, driven entirely by residents leaving for other states.