New year, new address?

Illinois entered the new decade with nearly 160,000 fewer residents than in previous years, underscoring the need for lawmakers to address the continued outmigration.

According to newly released census data, Illinois ended 2019 with the largest population loss in the country. Despite being one of the most populous states in the nation, Illinois has continuously declined in population over the years.

As lawmakers turn to the start of a new spring session calendar, Illinois’ mass exodus highlights the need for change, and Senate Republicans are committed to working toward real reforms that will help boost Illinois’ economy and protect taxpayers.

Steve McClure

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