Comment: Haven’t had a look at the methodology as it applies to Illinois, and not sure it’s worth doing. Quite sure Texas and Florida are quite happy to let the rest of the country continue to think this.
Illinoisans don’t like how they’re being disrespected by their politicians – paying ever-higher taxes for ever-fewer services. So they leave.One of those people leaving is a North Shore neighbor of mine moving to Colorado. For him, the calculus was simple. Stay and pay more and more for a government he trusts less and less, or leave and save $1 million dollars.