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Old 12-21-2016, 06:37 PM
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a huge number of high earning & high taxpaying people & businesses have left the state since Governor Quinn/Mike Madigan's tax hike disaster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illin...in-4-graphics/

According to government census estimates, Illinois population dropped more in the past 12 months than any other state, a drop of 37,508.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cen...y-other-state/

And Chicago lost more people than any other city-
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...324-story.html

The actual loss of people was well over 100,000 for the second year in a row, but it was offset by some movement into the state, and population expansion from new births.

The state of Illinois has lost nearly 2 million residents since 1990.
The top states that people from Illinois move to are Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona and Texas.
Reports show the top reasons are high taxes, crime, unfavorable business climate, loss/lack of jobs, and the weather.

What is just as concerning, a recent poll shows half of all Illinois residents who remain want to leave!-
Another poll reveals half of Illinois residents want to leave state
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/10/10/a...state/aifd5rv/

That is all bad news for the rest of us who will be left to pay the massive deficits and tax burdens.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:45 AM
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another article on the city giving millions and millions of dollars to a private investor/developer...
who has siphoned off a bunch, then failed to come thru with results...and now the city & taxpayers are gonna take a huge loss on this Pere Marquette block project
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170110/...ty-storefronts

as much as $40 million of Peoria citizens' money at risk for going down the drain in this ill-conceived project and money given to an unproven developer.
Now the Pere Marquette is gonna lose its Marriott affiliation and the rest of the entire block is barren.
Meanwhile the developer gets rich and Big Al's got a multi-million dollar payday as well....not the first time this kind of waste of taxpayer money has happened...
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:50 AM
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Yet another column on the horrible negative impact on the city and the taxpayers & residents caused by a slimy, cushy "behind-closed-doors" deal that the City of Peoria made, and also revelations about how obvious it was that this was a very bad idea and was doomed to fail...

they cite at least $5 million + in losses to the city, but the losses go way deeper and include the terrible disruption of many of those homeowners, and the subsequent failure of many other businesses that this move caused AND EVEN CONTINUES TO CAUSE!

how many times is the city gonna keep making these same really stupid and costly mistakes and bad judgments - it seems to never end..
if people ran their personal finances as negligently and irresponsibly as these people do with everyone else's money - we'd all be broke and burning our furniture to heat our homes (if we still had homes).

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170118/...s-still-paying
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:58 PM
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in addition to the above disaster...just a few days earlier we had even more evidence of how our local government screws up when they get involved picking winners & losers in the private business arena
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170119/...ting-to-happen
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:00 AM
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Caterpillar suddenly backs out of their plan to build a new World Headquarters complex in downtown Peoria, and now instead will move their global headquarters to Chicago later this year.
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170131/...ria-to-chicago
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:18 AM
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It's an incredibly interesting read....so unless you are prone to depression...
go back and read this entire thread....

almost everything said
- from the predictions that higher taxes would cause lots of major businesses to leave the state

-to the promises by the owner of Star Trucking to move his entire business out of Illinois (take the money & run)

it ALL ended up coming true...except for Cat moving out of state - but their promise to keep headquarters in Central IL was bogus....
...ya gotta wonder if moving the CEO & corporate to Chicago is only a stepping stone - to soften the negative PR impact...
Would it surprise anyone if they stayed only a couple years on Chicago then re-located to Indiana, Colorado or Texas?
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:52 AM
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Default Caterpillar threatening to leave Illinois!

This is catastrophic for Peoria and, thus, for Bradley. The biggest threat to Bradley has always been Peoria. Now take out the top 100 paid executives from the community and the real estate market collapses along with the tax base. The Cat commitment to Peoria and Bradley just evaporated.
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:24 PM
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" Moving so they can be closer to their markets" That is a croc!!!!! They have been planning this for a long time. And they will expect our civic leaders to accept this ( and they probably will ). To stand up and say ..yes Sir..thank you sir...People need to let them know what they think of Caterpillar and there chicken-S**t lying to everyone
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:28 PM
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Speaking of taxes...

"ILLINOIS HAS HIGHEST OVERALL TAX BURDEN IN THE NATION"
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illin...in-the-nation/
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:15 PM
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Speaking of taxes...

"ILLINOIS HAS HIGHEST OVERALL TAX BURDEN IN THE NATION"
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illin...in-the-nation/
but I guess it's still not enough...they wanna destroy our state even more...

"legislators in the state .. passed the monstrosity of a budget. ..included a 32 percent increase in the income tax rate and other gouges"
https://conservativedailypost.com/il...xes-raised-32/

Meanwhile
"Chicago Public Schools’ Debt Exceeds $17 Billion"
http://www.jeanneives.org/2017/07/ch...eds-17_21.html
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