Second to None - Illinois leads nation in population loss.
From the Madigan's ruining the state to the fiscal incompetence of the past decades from Chicago with Mayor Daley to Aurora with Mayor Weisner, taxpayers are fleeing the state.
For the first time, the annual loss of Illinois residents to outmigration exceeded 100,000 people, according to census data. About 105,200 more people left Illinois than arrived, according to census data released for the period between July 2014 and July 2015.
While an influx of 37,600 residents through international migration, and a natural population growth of 52,207 pared the Land of Lincoln’s total population loss to 22,194 people, Illinois still led all 50 states in population loss. At the same time, every other state in the Midwest showed a net population increase.
Census data from the previous 2013-2014 collection period also showed Illinois as the only Midwestern state to lose population, and was the first time since the 1980s that Illinois showed a net population loss, according to an analysis by the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University.
Only four other states lost population, according to census data, but Illinois’ loss was almost five times that of the first runner-up of West Virginia, which lost 4,623 during the same period.
It's important to remember as less taxpayers exist to pay the bills accumulated, those who remain will pay even more.