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Poll: Almost half of Illinoisans want out

Oct 10, 2016

If you’re a young Illinoisan, it’s likely you want to get out of the state. If you’re an Illinoisan of any age, it’s even more likely that you think your home state is headed in the wrong direction.

The third installment of the fall Illinois survey by the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale finds nearly half of Illinois residents would like to leave, with 29 percent saying it’s likely they’ll move within the next year.

“There are lots of reasons why people want to leave,” said David Yepsen, director of the institute. “Not much can be done about the…

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