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Moving company ranks Illinois second in nation for outbound moves

By Joe Barnas, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 10, 2019

Outbound movers cited lack of jobs as most common reason for leaving Illinois in 2018. Most of those who left earned at least $100,000.

Collinsville area voters to decide whether to eliminate park district

By Joe Barnas, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 29, 2018

Voters residing in the Collinsville area will consider Nov. 6 whether the Collinsville Area Recreation District should be dissolved.

Poll: High taxes No. 1 reason Illinoisans consider leaving state

By Joe Barnas, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 3, 2018

Over half of survey respondents have considered leaving Illinois, citing dysfunctional government, disappointing job opportunities and – above all – high taxes.

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