An email came commenting on the stories about people moving from Illinois:
l’ve found a bit of irony in the posts on your blog recently about people leaving Illinois.
My wife and I are leaving soon, never to return.
We think Illinois is an amazing state, but the politics have dropped so low that only government/civil employees and the rich can afford to stay.
My kids are out of the house, and that was the sign for us to get out as well.
While here, I did my best to be politically active and to try and change things, but some salmon swimming up stream eventually get tired – this one did.
You can use any of my comments here if you would like, but please don’t share my name – thanks.
Thank you for all of your support and help over the years.
That was the main reason for writing.
You are one hundred percent one of the “good guys.”
Keep up the good fight.
By the way, we’re headed to [state name withheld on request].
The property tax on my .5 acre home here in Crystal Lake is 7k a year – in [our new state], on my new 1 acre home it will be 2k.