Every five minutes, someone abandons Illinois

Adiós.  Arrivederci. Ciao. Auf Wiedersehen. Sayonara. Zàijiàn. Add another outbound lane to the Interstates. The only way to slow down the flow is tax outbound traffic. Maybe I shouldn't be giving House Speaker Michael Madigan any ideas.

As the Illinois Policy Institute reports:

The Land of Lincoln is losing one person to out-migration every five minutes. This rate is so rapid it has caused the state’s population to shrink two years in a row, while the population of every other state in the region has grown. But some commenters downplay the crisis by asserting that Illinois’ out-migration is normal for the region and has been going on for a long time. These commenters ignore the rarity and magnitude of Illinois’ problem.

Read the rest to see why this "out migration" is different and worse than our neighboring states.

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