We’re living in NotChicago, Illinois and feel the same way he does, it is just taking us a while to move. My wife and two kids and I are probably heading for southern Missouri, we are further delayed by what is turning out to be a very lengthy adoption procedure to get our two children. We are just plain sick of corruption in Illinois politics, which means democrat politics, which creates high taxes and poor job creation atmosphere.
Illinois is a long standing national joke, right up there with California and New York, New Jersey and a few others. Your opinion may very but I believe Illinois is the absolute worse.
Southern Missouri will be glad to have you :) I am in central MO but as a whole its a nice state outside of downtown KC and north StL. I have been here 15 years and enjoy it.