Saturday, December 24, 2011

Where Are the People Going?

Because they are leaving Illinois in droves:
  • Illinois residents are fleeing the state. When people leave, they take their purchasing power, entrepreneurial activity and taxable income with them. For more than 15 years, residents have left Illinois at a rate of one person every 10 minutes.

    Recent data from the Internal Revenue Service shows that, in 2009, Illinois netted a loss of people to 43 states, including each of its neighbors – Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Iowa. Over the course of the entire year, the state saw a net of 40,000 people leave Illinois for another state.

    The data reflects a continuation of a trend of out-migration from Illinois that has lasted more than a decade. Between 1995 and 2009, the state lost on a net basis more than 806,000 people to out-migration.

    When people leave, they take their income and their talent with them. In 2009 alone, Illinois lost residents who took with them a net of $1.5 billion in taxable income. From 1995 to 2009, Illinois lost out on a net of $26 billion in taxable income to out-migration.

It also took representation out of Washington. And a helpful map to drive home the point:

How bad does it have to be that people are actually moving to Alaska from Illinois? The mosquitoes weren't bad enough in Minnesota, so they went farther?

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126 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people leaving are mostly useless riff raff. The Atlantic name chicago the fourth biggest economic power in the world. Illinois does have problems but it also has opportunity.

12/24/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a supid Democratic Gov. like Quinn who wants to give away more free stuff at the taxpayers expense, a Legislative body that loves to tax it's residents for projects that it does not and cannot afford and year after year defers it's obligation to fund it's pensions, and add in Cook County and the Mayor of Chicago, and you have a Trifecta of Waste!

12/24/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Vampires. Vampires are killing the population. They're in Springfield.

12/24/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping to escape the theives that call themselves elected officals along with all the havoc & despair they have caused the working stiffs.

Some folks have had a number of very prosperous years, just ask the daley's & their cohorts !!!

Grizzly's & the like seem to be a safer alternative to the thugs in expensive suits with police valets.

12/24/2011 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois will be left with the Rich and the Working poor,If your Middle Class move out the cost of living sucks here.

12/24/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I love being cpd....my goal is to move south within 4 years......there comes a time when you have to take a step back and look where everything is headed. Then you have to make a decision and figure out If you're going with it....

12/24/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dig in boys its only just begun. Stock up on food, water, and AMMO

12/24/2011 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee I wonder why people would leave a state where one county's welfare dependent residents could suck the life out of a whole state?

12/24/2011 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a matter of Job opportunites & crime rates.Illinois has alot of one & not enough of the other. The Weather is crap 8 months out of the year as well. I won't even start about the taxes & crooked politicans...

12/24/2011 12:59:00 AM  
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12/24/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is a corrupt shithole. Of course people are leaving.

12/24/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a Groupon I needed to use at a Polish Deli.

While checking out an old guy showed his LINK card. I don't speak Polish, but it seemed to me that the clerk told the guy that LINK was not accepted at that store.

So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards.

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprising results. I know that due to Chicago, Illinois gets many young college graduates from neighboring states.

What groups are leaving.

I am guessing retired people due to taxes.

Any other groups?

12/24/2011 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that's up to year 2009. Let's look a bit further using Allied Van Lines Migration data for the last 10 years

Illinois Moves

Year Inbound / Outbound

2010 2,252 3,006
2009 2,140 2,623
2008 2,897 3,241
2007 3,273 3,600
2006 3,582 3,694
2005 3,888 4,176
2004 3,644 4,350
2003 3,373 3,939
2002 3,422 3,895
2001 3,681 3,939

Aww crap. Looks like they're moving out at a faster clip.

Now imagine what happens when all those loans that are either underwater of in foreclosure go down. There's no more ball and chain holding those people here either.

Data from >> http://www.atlasvanlines.com/migration-patterns/

12/24/2011 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I wasn't considered damaged goods within the law enforcement community because of this stupid job, I'd leave for Minnesota in a fucking heartbeat!

12/24/2011 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think Chitcago is a sanctuary city?

12/24/2011 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But how many illegals have come too the sanctuary city??

12/24/2011 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When people leave, they take their income and their talent with them"

Except of course all the mutts that hit Wisconsin then Minnesota after that for the welfare payday.

12/24/2011 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retiring in 3 years to Montana. Hunting,fishing and hiking. Grizzly Bears,Wolves,Mountain Lions. After dealing with the two-legged predators of Chicago for over 20 years,it will be the quiet life

12/24/2011 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

16 Mar 12, make that more than 806,002. My out-migration is sitting at the front door. Leaving this job, this city,county and state can not come fast enough.

12/24/2011 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I wasn't so close to the end on this job I'd strongly consider getting the Hell out too. Between Rahm acting like a dictator and Quinn running the state completely into the ground who wouldn't leave if they could.?

12/24/2011 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most corrupt shithole the state has to offer.
Do the math.
ALL of my out of state relatives live far better than I and make less.
In ground pools or acreage ....... I live like a pesant w/ a nice car.
WHY ?

12/24/2011 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Taxpayer said...

This is news? I have been talking about this for years.

People are going for several reasons. One- jobs are leaving the state. Two - the state is getting more expensive (higher taxes). Three - the politicians have done NOTHING to stop the bleeding because they just don't know how and Four - jobs are leaving the state.

Keep voting for the "take care of me and my relatives" politicians.

Bloated pensions will be cut because there is no tax base to support them anymore.

12/24/2011 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Welcome To Sanctuary City, USA said...

Our gang bangers, illegal invaders, welfare recipients and public school dropouts never seem to leave, though.

12/24/2011 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even our former Governors are leaving! One in IN the other going to AZ. WTF

12/24/2011 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved to Montana from Chicago! I may miss the great City of Chicago, but you won't see me move back into the city - EVER! Not saying I won't move to Illinois, but sure as hell never going back to being a city worker/Chicago resident again. I value my life and the life of my family.

12/24/2011 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime and taxes are way too high in our state. The real problem is there is no relief in sight. The same corrupt self serving bastards that have gotten this state into the hole it is in are still in charge and going hell bent on making things worse. Our pensions probably won't be around in ten years if even that. These selfish political assholes are getting rich off of our futures.

12/24/2011 06:39:00 AM  
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12/24/2011 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left Chicago in 2008 after living there for 16 years. My best friends moved to Boston in 2009, literally saying 'Daley has made it impossible for the middle class to live in Chicago.' Where I live now - in the southeast - there is no gang problem, lower taxes and people (including the local media) support law enforcement.

PS- 12:13 AM, If by riff raff you mean people who get out of bed every morning to go to work for an honest living, pay property, income and sales tax, and are active in their community then I totally fit that bill.

12/24/2011 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once we retired from the CPD, we quickly moved out of state where the taxes are cheaper & weather was better...Shitcago is only good for tourists & welfare recipients and we did not want to pay for that anymore! Get out while you can, living is MUCH better anwhere than Illinois!

12/24/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Some Good Reasons To Leave Illinois:

West Side politicians meet with Lt. Gov. Simon

West Side congressman has to pay election fines

Because I'm tired of more of the same (i.e. akin to the above URLs), I will leave Illinois too.

At least by living somewhere else, I will have a chance of "more of the different".

12/24/2011 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and you people think we will all get our pensions,the politicians screwed us. tick tock tick tock.....

12/24/2011 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What groups are leaving.

I am guessing retired people due to taxes.

Any other groups?

12/24/2011 01:16:00 AM

But Ill does not tax your pension. About the only reason to stay. Close to the boarder of course so you can shop an buy gas at a cheaper rate.

If Ill ever decides to tax pensions, then you would see a mass exodus.

12/24/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If any of you think those stats are even close to correct you are as dumb as the people who wrote it. That's like saying there are 2.5 million people in Chicago. Really? 2.5? I'll bet there are 2.5 million illegals alone! My point, as many legit working people leave there are illegals and westside babies to fill their spot. The Titanic was supposed to sink in days. It went down in 2 hours. We have about 20 minutes to go!

12/24/2011 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's OK, for every one productive Illinois tax paying resident that leaves, we gain 10 south of the border illegal immagrants, and 10 savage link card recipiants, all in all 20 new democrats for every true Illinois resident that has seen the light and left. Bet Brobama is happy!

12/24/2011 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax Francis.


Dig in boys its only just begun. Stock up on food, water, and AMMO

12/24/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never bought a house here, all money is under my mattress. see yah. good luck selling your homes in Illinois. as for the yuppies have fun with the bust-outs, there's more than u think.have fun all and merry Christmas

12/24/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I had a Groupon I needed to use at a Polish Deli.

While checking out an old guy showed his LINK card. I don't speak Polish, but it seemed to me that the clerk told the guy that LINK was not accepted at that store.

So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards.

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM
why is that messed up? he probably deserves it more than the the shit heads who have exploited the link system. im sure he also hasnt been on it his whole life. who are you to judge people?

12/24/2011 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards.

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM

So what you are saying is that the LINK card should only be given to blacks and hispanics?

12/24/2011 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanna hear something sad.I googled"The top politically corrupt States in America".And Illinois did'nt even make the top ten.

12/24/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to see the inbound/outbound stats between "The Land of Obama" (isn't that what the license plates will say soon) and Mexico.

12/24/2011 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people leaving are mostly useless riff raff. The Atlantic name chicago the fourth biggest economic power in the world. Illinois does have problems but it also has opportunity.

12/24/2011 12:13:00 AM

um, no. the riff raff stays put for the free housing and free food. The people leaving are those that have JOBS... and leave to start over in a state with lower taxes, lower crime, lower corruption, better schools etc. Case in point? ME. Hellloooo wisconsin!

12/24/2011 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the top moving companys keeps data on where people are going and leaving. Illinois and New Jersey are the two top States that folks are leaving.

12/24/2011 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Living The Good Life said...

" The 4th biggest economic power in the world "...Dude, put down the crack pipe!
Illinois, Cook County & Chicago are noted for having the most taxing bodies in the U.S. & their still on the verge of bankruptcy.
Quinn, Daley crime regime legacy, Rahm the Extortioner, sanctuary city, no Capital punishment, early prison release, welfare abusers, chronic gang infestation and no CCW.
Need I go on?
That's why I left and never have looked back...AMF!

12/24/2011 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What groups are leaving?

How about those of us who can work remotely. I work for am insurance company based in Chicago. I live a little north of Oshkosh. I make Chicago money living in Wisconsin.
I spend it all here.

12/24/2011 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think Chitcago is a sanctuary city?

12/24/2011 01:54:00 AM


The exodus falls squarely on the shoulders of Daley and all the politicians in this State.

VOTE OUT EVERY INCUMBENT. Even if you like them, they are part of the problem. They have facilitated this mess.

12/24/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I know 99% of us have family that came from one country or another, saqid part is those folks came wanting to become "Americans", to be part of something. A lot of blood sweat and tears....that was then
Now its more of a what are you going to give me, treat this country like a 3rd world shithole they came from.

The city, the area has changed and not for the better, now you have a whole differant city.... some are making plans to move, others are stock piling for the worse...

12/24/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That just means our leaders need to tax the rest of more to make up for the loses!

12/24/2011 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I resent the comment about mostly riff raff leaving the city. Quite the contrary-I left because my middle class income was being chewed away with taxes,furlough days, etc. Chicago now belongs to the very rich,very poor and illegals,the riff raff-no more middle class dream in Chicago.
My Chicago house in decent neighborhood is now priced at what I paid for it years ago. The only people seeing it do not speak English but have CASH and I refuse to sell for anything less than what I paid for it. It is vacant and I will not rent to illegals/Section 8. I make enough now to cover taxes, etc there and am enjoying a much better quality of life than I did for the past few years in Chicago.
Although I relocated to another city, I don't see everything printed in Spanish nor do I see gang graffiti everywhere-the police seem to have a handle on crime as to they are properly staffed and very responsive to community needs.
Yes, I miss Chicago as it was not as it is. I get home to Chicago every few months and I see nothing but morosed looks on people that its a relief to come home where people don't look so beat down.
I could go on forever about how in the past year my quality of life has dramatically improved since leaving Chicago.
I would sincerely like to know where the opportunity exists in Illinois for a middle class, middle age white person? That post had to be from some political hack.
Happy Holidays CPD and thank you for the years you kept me safe.

12/24/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think how many people will leave if and when Illinois changes the law and starts taxing retirees pensions.
This has turned into a shit-hole city in a corrupt State.
People realize they can be happier elsewhere.

12/24/2011 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that CPD is getting new stars and every PO has to pick theirs up at HQ by march?

12/24/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...ALL of my out of state relatives live far better than I and make less.
In ground pools or acreage ....... I live like a pesant w/ a nice car.
WHY ?

12/24/2011 04:16:00 AM


Cuz you be ghetto rich?

12/24/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards.

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM

Don't kid yourself, I've seen the Polish population using them for years around the northwest side. You know, the woman caked in make up, dressed head to toe in designer clothes and driving a BMW, yet she pulls out the link card at the vegetable market...

12/24/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Anonymous said...
If I wasn't so close to the end on this job I'd strongly consider getting the Hell out too. Between Rahm acting like a dictator and Quinn running the state completely into the ground who wouldn't leave if they could.?

12/24/2011 03:08:00 AM


You mean Madigan.

Quinn isn't running anything.

12/24/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our gang bangers, illegal invaders, welfare recipients and public school dropouts never seem to leave, though.

12/24/2011 05:03:00 AM

I think the residents of once fine cities like Minneapolis and Milwaukee might strongly disagree with you.

12/24/2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers, cops and firefighters; enjoy your pensions today, because they won't be here tommorrow! A shrinking tax base and underfunded pensions cannot last long. The politicians will be cared for: Madigans,Daleys,Cullertons,Burkes, Jacksons; but you'll be eating cat food! We kept electing this scum and in our old age we will pay the price. Anyone out there have sympathy for Blago now? Also for those of you too young to remember when King Daley lost his first bid for Mayor, he was heading to Palm Springs, but Bill talked him out of it to run for State's Attorney. Mark My words, Daley too will move away shortly.

12/24/2011 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moving to north dakota i heard the deer and bear dont shoot back.

12/24/2011 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 more years and I'll be one thats leaving too!

Fuck this town.
Fuck this county.
and Fuck this state!

12/24/2011 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That just means our leaders need to tax the rest of more to make up for the loses!

12/24/2011 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got this in an email.

I hope Dean Stone talks with a fuckin slurr the rest of his life. Frank Gross...once a BB Balls pussie, always!

For the good Sgt that got stripped, ride the wave! It will all come out in the end!


And in This Corner....




What the heck is going on in 013?
•013th District Watch Commander see's stars in broad daylight!
•Off Topic: A sergeant from the Wild 013 punched the asshole Lt. S. From 3rd watch. IAD already here investigating! Stay tuned.....
•Did LT DS get cold cocked by mild mannered sgt RS in the 013th District WC's office?






Any man that insults another man's child (or spouse) deserves to have his lights punched out.

Lieutenant Dean Stone should be thankful he didn't have to see an emergency oral surgeon to wire his jaw shut after having several of his teeth replanted. I give the good sergeant credit for the restraint he exhibited. I know most men wouldn't have had the self control to stop short of hospitalizing a prick that verbalized such a distasteful, stereotypical racist crack at the expense of his child. There is horseplay and good natured ribbing, but there are sacred areas that NO ONE, regardless of rank or whack, is allowed to touch.

The sergeant involved is, without question, one of the most laid-back dudes you'd ever meet. To have him accused of what's been circulating through the grapevine didn't happen "just because". There isn't a doubt in my mind that he was provoked by an ignorant motherfucker that wears lieutenant's bars only because his juice is Blinky Bea. The truly unfortunate thing for the good sergeant is that Stone's juice also happens to be at the helm of IAD (ironic considering her sordid recent past). I won't even get into how the spineless Frank Gross tried to handle things once he arrived.

Years ago, shit like this would've ended right then and there and the loser would've bought drinks all night afterwards. IAD would never had been notified, let alone arrived on scene faster than a Jimmy Johns delivery guy. I've witnessed more than a handful of fights between coppers over the years. Some involved combatants of different ranks. Some involved different races. I've even seen an officer of the "fairer sex" initiate and escalate a fight with a male officer to the point where he had no choice but to lay her out. These incidents had nothing in common except for one important part - none involved either participant losing anything more than a bit of their pride.

It's common knowledge that Dean has issues that should've been addressed many years ago. Hes equally despised by most in 013 regardless of rank. Hes bumped heads with and insulted countless other officers without repercussions. Simply put, Dean caught his lunch today. What remains to be seen is if he takes it like a man.

Good luck, Sarge. We all hope you land on your feet.


=========================================

Hmmm...one of the nicest sergeants in the city gets in a scuffle with one of the biggest assholes on the job. Who gets stripped? Well since the LT is BEST FRIENDS with merit/merit/merit 013 Commander FG, the nice guy loses.





No he didn't get cold cocked, but when you sit there and think you're mightier than anyone and then you start making comments about the mans family. Where does it stop? when you cross that line , man up pussy. But thats the Lt's M.O.- he speaks down to people,talks shit about people, comments about people, treats everyone like shit, and he thinks that he can get away with it? under his command the poor P.O.'S work under hostile work envirnment conditions becasue of him.

12/24/2011 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left Chicago Illinois in June. I am employed full time in Texas, Getting ready to take classes for my Conceal Carry permit and enjoying 60 degree weather...Merry Christmas. It take me 10 minutes to get anywhere, even accross town. There are pro and cons but the Pros outweigh the cons. I was born and raised in Chicago and I have had enough. At least in Texas if things get bad....I can legally protect myself. God Bless America!
Merry Christmas Second City!
Rosanna

12/24/2011 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous netting one million more idiots said...

1 in 10 left butt the Illinois population still went up from 11,830,000 in 1995 to 12,830,632 in 2010? Sounds like new math to me.

12/24/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone dumb enough to like Donald Trump need to read this.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Gave-Rahm-50K-120568104.html

12/24/2011 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already bought a homestead out west. Will be following the pioneers of old in the next couple of years. Low taxes, open range and less government. I don't need a stinking FOID card for my pistolas. I can't wait, just have to survive the current pestilence a bit longer. Adios amigos!!!

12/24/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, for every tax paying citizen that leaves we get two undocumented workers!

12/24/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alaska's got more job openings.

12/24/2011 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Stoppa just b/c you got dumped from 025 doesnt mean you get to steal the weight bench in the middle of the night. return immediately or there will be a case report filed and you will be a wanted offender. you dont own that weight bench douche bag!!!!

12/24/2011 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people leaving are mostly useless riff raff. The Atlantic name chicago the fourth biggest economic power in the world. Illinois does have problems but it also has opportunity. You are an IDIOT, most people leaving Illinois are leaving because they are getting tired of being beat up by such a corrupt government. They tax the shit out of you and you receive nothing in return! I was born in Chicago and I will always love Chicago, but unfortunately after I retire soon. I will not be able to afford to live in Chicago. So I have no choice but to move to a state that is more retirement friendly !

12/24/2011 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retire in August, I will take my $60,000 yearly police pension and join the crowd leaving Illinois.

Perhaps a bunch of retirees can band together and put the arm on Quinn like Sears and CME did, give us tax breaks or else goodbye Illinois.

12/24/2011 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your last name is Burke, you don't have to worry...there are plenty of jobs in this state for you.

12/24/2011 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell in their right mind would stay in Illinois if they don't have to? Let alone Shitcago?! We got out and live comfortably in another state where taxes are cheaper....

12/24/2011 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felon-ois, the Communist Capital of the USA, is being given away by Commie Comrade Governor Pat-ato-Head Quinn. It is time to start a Recall Petition against Him in 2012. He just doubled the Tolls on Felonois Tollways, beginning Jan. 1, 2012, in case you didn't know. I'm sure the extra revenue will be pocketed by him and his fellow socialists, with the blessing of Commie-In-Chief Obama. Taxpayers, if you don't want to end up Flat Broke very shortly, you'd better do something about this parasite, REAL Soon.

12/24/2011 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The people leaving are mostly useless riff raff. The Atlantic name chicago the fourth biggest economic power in the world. Illinois does have problems but it also has opportunity.

12/24/2011 12:13:00 AM

Opportunity where? Have a couple of kids with Bachelors Degrees who cant get any real jobs other than GED level Burger-Flipping. This State is Fucked, and virtually ALL its Political Leaders are Criminals.

12/24/2011 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous 2012 CPD KMA said...

Coeur d'Alene in the Idaho panhandle next year. If you are looking for "diversity", look elsewhere.

12/24/2011 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dig in boys its only just begun. Stock up on food, water, and AMMO

12/24/2011 12:40:00 AM

Yeah, right, If you think that will solve the problem, you've been watching too many episodes of Zombieland. Can you store enough of this stuff to live the rest of your life with your family, in some bunker, and be safe from the pillaging Hordes, AND the occupying Government ? Do you really want to live like that ? Wake the Fuck up already, this isn't some movie.

12/24/2011 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I had a Groupon I needed to use at a Polish Deli.

While checking out an old guy showed his LINK card. I don't speak Polish, but it seemed to me that the clerk told the guy that LINK was not accepted at that store.

So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards.

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM

There are some POLISH COPPERS AT AREA 2 THAT USE EM ALL THE TIME, along with getting free Government Cheese.

12/24/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Even our former Governors are leaving! One in IN the other going to AZ. WTF

12/24/2011 05:26:00 AM<<<

Isn't Blago going to Colorado, does that count?

12/24/2011 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any future Raise for City Workers less than 7% will not be nearly enough to keep up with the Tax and Fee increases in Felon-ois, you'll need it just to break even, and THAT ain't happenin. . You are already working for 50 Cents on the dollar. YOU do the MATH.
In the meantime, work your Ass off for the City in a Highly Dangerous Job, for your 2%, [1% after Taxes] Raise. Who's the Fuckin Dummy ? Keep Voting DemocRAT, Sheeple....

12/24/2011 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are loosing the documented, educated wage earners.

Replaced buy the undocumented, Section 8, welfare sucking, LINK card dealing, anchor baby popping illegials that are welcomed by our Democrats. They may not show up on the radar, but they are expensive.

12/24/2011 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the great flight of the productive citizen. What will be left are the liberals, aka soon to be victims, and the parasites that are sucking the life out of this state. In other words, politicians and shitheads. Once we have all left, we need to build a large fence around the state and then come back in a month and burn all the bodies. I can dream can't I.

12/24/2011 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soon Public employees and the non workers will be fighting over the last loaf of bread in a boarded up walmart parking lot.

12/24/2011 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry...Chicago has rolled out the sanctuary city red carpet. roll it out and they will come!

12/24/2011 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am leaving, too!

The day after I retire I am gone the hell out of this crappy, tax happy city, county and state!

This place sucks!

Da pelon

12/24/2011 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will be selling my home and going to florida retired policeofficer

12/24/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam calling seven brothers iam out of here 7777777

12/24/2011 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Those that can flee, will flee...

Too much taxation & piss poor representation...

Those rotten muthafuckahs in Springpatch were/are making noise about a tax on your pension if you're a former Illinois resident who had the sense and means to flee...

Who and WHAT the fuck ARE these people?

"We can't have you peons getting away from our grasp... Hail Illinois and surrender your money!"

12/24/2011 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would point out that most states with a population higher than 3 million seem to be having the same financial and corruption problems, and it just gets worse as the population increases. If I could afford it I'd move to someplace like Germany or the Netherlands or Canada. Taxes are worse, but healthcare and crime aren't quite as bad. Oh, and out-migration as you put it is actually emmigration(moving out), as opposed to immigration(moving in).

12/24/2011 06:20:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

This state absolutely is horrific! Many of us have to commute a long way to the suburbs for white collar jobs. As Mayor Daley once stated "people can work their way up at a Target!" People in powerful positions have completely eroded Illinois through their own greed and ignored helping our community through affordable housing, jobs that are f/t - pay more than min wage, etc faster public transit and have better policing ...

12/24/2011 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a countdown calendar on my IPhone--713 days until retirement. Actually less than that when you figure days off and 50 vacation days. At what point can I start doing the happy dance and start packing? I will be leaving Chicago immediately, then Cook County, then Illinois, for a destination still undetermined. Idaho sounds good right about now. Anywhere but this pisshole of a city, county and state.

12/24/2011 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only those numbers were due to Chalkie.....

12/24/2011 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fUK THIS CITY! FUK THIS STATE!
Unless your clouted you can't be successful
So let the clouted have the empty place

12/24/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I love being cpd....my goal is to move south within 4 years......there comes a time when you have to take a step back and look where everything is headed. Then you have to make a decision and figure out If you're going with it....

12/24/2011 12:33:00 AM

Be careful where you move to down south. Memphis is trying to annex in the suburbs to bring in tax money. Home prices in cities around Memphis have plummeted. City officials there have plundered through the cash--just like Birmingham, Detroit, etc. I wonder, just wonder, who the mayors of these cities are? You think OUR scandals are bad??? Look at Birmingham, Philly, Memphis, the list goes on and on.

One city after another. Although I read a recent Forbes article about Detroit, and it stands a chance of coming around--great infrastructure--attractive to businesses. Michigan dying for businesses to move in--it was a very good article. Mayor seems to be pretty driven to revive the city, not to plunder what is left after Kwami.

Just axin.

12/24/2011 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime,corruption and high taxes and a police State,why stay??

12/24/2011 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Stoppa just b/c you got dumped from 025 doesnt mean you get to steal the weight bench in the middle of the night.

He would not do that, he is a lawyer, they have high ethics.

12/24/2011 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you don't like the roof your living under you always have the power to leave.

I can't wait to go some where eles, and I'm sure they will be glad to have me.

I pick up the papers out in front of my house. I fix my house up. I pay taxes. I go to work. I don't commit crimes. I don't make unwanted noise, drink on the street and do drugs.

Any town or city will be glad to have me.

In IL. and living in chicago, I feel like I'm the out-cast.....

12/24/2011 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lt. Stoppa just b/c you got dumped from 025 doesnt mean you get to steal the weight bench in the middle of the night. return immediately or there will be a case report filed and you will be a wanted offender. you dont own that weight bench douche bag!!!!

12/24/2011 12:05:00 PM"


Uh, actually, yes he does. He bought all that equipment with his own money, including the rubber flooring. Since he was never reimbursed for the weight bench, he took it back. So go stick your case report up your ass!

12/24/2011 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Green Bay. All we see is sect 8 housing folks that come here looking for easy victims.

12/24/2011 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why go to the $10.00 brothel when you can go to the $3.00 brothel three times and tip the best one?

one year eleven months I'll let you all know!

12/25/2011 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article showing Cong Danny Davis not filing papers and looking like a corrupt politician.will hje get the reporter in a choke hold?

12/25/2011 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Green Bay. All we see is sect 8 housing folks that come here looking for easy victims.
12/24/2011 11:54:00 PM

have mutt, will travel.

12/25/2011 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

With a supid Democratic Gov. like Quinn who wants to give away more free stuff at the taxpayers expense,...

On Windy City Live recently, Quinn donated (our tax) money to After School Matters.

The exodus falls squarely on the shoulders of Daley and all the politicians in this State.

VOTE OUT EVERY INCUMBENT. Even if you like them, they are part of the problem. They have facilitated this mess.


Amen!

Thanks for the article showing Cong Danny Davis not filing papers and looking like a corrupt politician.will hje get the reporter in a choke hold?

You're welcome. Davis is corrupt. I don't know about the choke hold.

12/25/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanna hear something sad.I googled"The top politically corrupt States in America".And Illinois did'nt even make the top ten.

12/24/2011 09:14:00 AM

They paid off the Google not to be included!

12/25/2011 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

People leaving the State have realized that using the voting box to affect changes is futile in Illinois.

One poster said Illinois has opportunities. The problem is that whenever there is a an opportunity to improve the economy, jobs & housing, the insiders hi-jack it, gut it or make sure only their friends and family get it.

Instead they are voting with their feet and leaving Illinois in droves thanks to likes of Ryan, Blagovich, Quinn, Madigan, Cellini, Daley and now Rahm.


The only way the pols will change their ways is when they lose their voting block.

12/25/2011 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people seeing it do not speak English but have CASH and I refuse to sell for anything less than what I paid for it.

12/24/2011 09:51:00 AM

In my experience, your remark is absolutely true, but I wonder where the heck do they get these large amounts of cash? They can't all be drug dealers, thieves, scammers or illegals. I don't get it.

12/25/2011 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous the Virginian said...

At one point when I moved out here, my neighbors on both sides also had Chicago roots. One was born over by Mt. Sinai before that neighborhood was what it is now, and the other's mother was Irish from the south side.

Its not just Democrats that killed Chicago. It was, literally, the Daley crime family, starting with the first idiot and continuing with the mobbed up sons.

12/25/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas is looking good in a couple years

12/25/2011 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm next

12/25/2011 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our sanctuary city will soon be growing in numbers. just not tax paying citizens.

12/25/2011 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No conceal and carry?

12/25/2011 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But how many illegals have come too the sanctuary city??

12/24/2011 02:22:00 AM
-------------------------------------
Good question. We will never know.

12/25/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This City and State suck. I'm sick of seeing our elected politicians go to prison. I don't blame anyone for leaving. I plan to do the same thing as soon as I retire.

12/25/2011 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
That just means our leaders need to tax the rest of more to make up for the loses!

12/24/2011 10:28:00 AM

"The trouble with socialism is that eventually that you run out other people’s money." Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister.

12/25/2011 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous a Happy Retiree said...

You will find me in Pinal County, Az. It's been three years and I have added years to my life. I would recommend that if there is anyway possible, please seriously think about it. Merry Christmas from the sunny desert.

12/25/2011 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moved out earlier this month. I couldn't take being a sucker anymore. Working hard, raising my kid and putting up with paycheck theft and third world behavior.
I already know it was the right move -EVERYTHING is cheaper and you get service with a smile. I'm just 2 hours away and can visit my family on a tankful of 3 dollar a gallon gas!

12/25/2011 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my experience, your remark is absolutely true, but I wonder where the heck do they get these large amounts of cash? They can't all be drug dealers, thieves, scammers or illegals. I don't get it.
12/25/2011 10:33:00 AM


They certainly can be. Haven't you been paying attention? Almost 50% of "taxpayers" get back more money than they put in. Only suckers and chumps work, everybody is in on the scam. Welcome to the new "American dream." A LINK card, an Escalade with 26's and a blown engine cause they never changed the oil and a section 8 flat with busted pipes where they shit in the corner.

12/26/2011 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Illinois does have problems but it also has opportunity."

...If you're connected.

12/26/2011 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So how messed up is this State that even old Polish guys are getting LINK cards."

12/24/2011 01:09:00 AM

"So what you are saying is that the LINK card should only be given to blacks and hispanics?"


The race of the old Polish guy was never given. You all assume that he was white, apparently.

LINK cards should only be given to Polish-speaking blacks & Hispanics!

12/26/2011 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The people leaving are mostly useless riff raff."

Riff raff don't use commercial moving companies and don't file tax returns.

Those are the two different sources from which this story stems.

12/26/2011 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is it true that CPD is getting new stars and every PO has to pick theirs up at HQ by march?"

Yes. Take that to the bank!

12/26/2011 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Dig in boys its only just begun. Stock up on food, water, and AMMO

12/24/2011 12:40:00 AM

Yeah, right, If you think that will solve the problem, you've been watching too many episodes of Zombieland. Can you store enough of this stuff to live the rest of your life with your family, in some bunker, and be safe from the pillaging Hordes, AND the occupying Government ? Do you really want to live like that ? Wake the Fuck up already, this isn't some movie."

That's right! Just stock enough ammo to take out the asshole politicians and enough food to keep you fed between their killin'.

12/26/2011 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Its not just Democrats that killed Chicago. It was, literally, the Daley crime family"

This is the Daley Legacy!

12/26/2011 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm sick of seeing our elected politicians go to prison."

I kind of enjoy it, but I'd rather see more of them hanging.

12/27/2011 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fortunate to have a second home in AZ. Trust me, it is night and day compared to illannoy. Carry openly or concealed...without permit. Not to mention the weather.

Grew up on southside in 40's / 50's. Loved the old Chicago...Riverview, the Cubs of Hank Sauer/Andy Pafko, Rainbow Beach, Outer Drive, great schools etc. Worked for the city a couple of years. Married a Chicago woman.

Cross the river at East St. Louis or Rock Island for example and note the difference in the next state. Perfect stark contrast. Like going from the former communist East Germany into West Germany.

Note I said loved the "old Chicago". Despise it now . My message to all the Obama supporting. Democrat voting cocksuckers who made this fucking debacle that is illannnoy possible is Fuck you up the ass. And burn to death along with the fucking city while you are at it.

12/27/2011 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lt. Stoppa just b/c you got dumped from 025 doesnt mean you get to steal the weight bench in the middle of the night. return immediately or there will be a case report filed and you will be a wanted offender. you dont own that weight bench douche bag!!!!

12/24/2011 12:05:00 PM"


Uh, actually, yes he does. He bought all that equipment with his own money, including the rubber flooring. Since he was never reimbursed for the weight bench, he took it back. So go stick your case report up your ass!

12/24/2011 11:51:00 PM

The only thing up anyones ass ids your head Kenny. We all paid you to use the city facilities, you klnow the ones that housed all that equiptment that you charged other POs to use. The equiptment that when it was put in became city property because we couldnt use private equiptment on city property being if someone got hurt you could get sued. typical BS move on your part. Its theft from all those that paid all those years and if you felt other then that you would have come during the day to try and take it. No you wouldnt do that cause the onlything you would have left with was your tail between your legs AGAIN.

12/28/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. typical BS move on your part. Its theft from all those that paid all those years and if you felt other then that you would have come during the day to try and take it. No you wouldnt do that cause the onlything you would have left with was your tail between your legs AGAIN.

12/28/2011 12:14:00 AM

When I read your case reports I wanted to stick knitting needles in my eyes.

12/28/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh...Alaska beats the shit out of Illinois in all areas. High wages, high standard of living, low crime, beautiful scenery, low fatty percentage.

The real question is why would any ever willingly choose to live in Illinois?

I wish you'd keep them in Illinois. Alaskans don't want you there either, trust me. You just bring your baggage and your problems.

Stay out of the South too. You've made your beds. If you come South like the pathetic refugees you are, it better be on your knees as befits someone fleeing a mess of their own creation. Don't bring your Yankee attitude with you.

12/29/2011 12:22:00 PM  

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