The recent unbelievable hike in state income tax, some of the highest gasoline prices in the country, inflationary food costs, not to mention all the expressways are now becoming almost impossible to use because of the exorbitant tolls (another hike coming)....all combine to make it increasingly impossible to live in the state and still pay the bills.
The Dem state government is corrupt. The Dem city government of Chicago is corrupt....and the sheer weight of Chicago's Democrat/liberal/welfare/minority voting power is the tail that wags the dog for the entire state....so no relief is in sight, ever.
The last person who leaves Illinois won't even be able to turn off the lights because electrity will have become so expensive that only candles will be available.
Payrolls Climb in 31 States, Led by New York, Texas; Nevada Is at Bottom
By Alex Kowalski - Aug 19, 2011 3:26 PM CT
“The biggest job losses last month occurred in Illinois, where employers cut payrolls by 24,900,...”
You hit all the nails squarely on the head Leni. It’s such a shame that Chicago rules the entire state.
My advice as someone who lived there 19 looooong years, is GET OUT. Do it now. The stinking RATS will never let go of the Chicago voter/croney power machine, even if those voters were inclined to try to go another direction, which mostly they are not.
We went to Chicago briefly in March for a 2 days business trip and I was so much reminded of the liberalism that lives there. And how glad I no longer do. Praise and Thanks be to God.