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Illinois just not competitive in job market anymore

Scott ReederJournalist

Jul 26, 2013

Beside me, a pair of little feet stepped across the line from Arizona to New Mexico, and then to Colorado and Utah.

My 7-year-old daughter Gracie giggled and said, “I’m in a whole different state than you.”

Welcome to Four Corners Monument, the only place where four U.S. states meet. Earlier this month, I took my family there for vacation.

Gracie’s younger sisters Anna and Caitlin hopped across borders, too, hollering state names like youngsters playing hopscotch on a school playground.

Watching their sandals clap against the concrete, it reminded me of the ease with which both jobs and individuals now move from…

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