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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Recognizes ‘Illinois Diaspora’

“You mean that oft-repeated yarn about the state’s population loss being predominantly due to residents being fed up with our winters and moving to warmer destinations like Florida and Arizona isn’t true?”

Survival And Prosperity post yesterday afternoon regarding 86,000 Illinoisans “escaping” to Wisconsin from 2006 to 2015 (hat-tip Illinois Policy Institute)

I had to chuckle when I spotted the following on the Chicago Tribune website this afternoon. The Tribune Editorial Board penned last night:

Property taxes here are among the highest in the nation. And certain parts of the state aren’t just jobs deserts, they’re becoming depopulated deserts. More people moved away from Illinois during the last two years than from any other state in the country. Many moved to other Midwestern states. So don’t repeat the lie that it’s the weather.

Here’s what else a prospective employer sees in Illinois: No state budget in nearly two years. A credit rating nearing junk status. Inability to pay bills as they come due, a basic definition of insolvency. And political impasse in the General Assembly. An attempt at compromise legislation to get a budget passed hit a snag in the Senate on Wednesday. Senators, keep working…

(Editor’s note: Bold added for emphasis)

Great minds think alike?

Nope. Not at all. Just very concerned Illinois residents who have arrived at the same conclusion regarding where this is all heading if Springfield and voters can’t get their act together. Like, yesterday.

By Christopher E. Hill
Survival And Prosperity (www.survivalandprosperity.com)

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Gun ‘Control’ Nonsense In Chicago Tribune

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. While I originally planned to meet up with my parents in Wisconsin for Easter, I ended up sticking around Chicago- which wasn’t so bad as I got to catch up on some reading. This included yesterday’s Chicago Tribune, which contained the following in the “Voice Of The People” section:

Result of guns

If guns were outlawed, as I believe they should be, the chance encounter between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin would not have resulted in a death. Yes, the two may have gotten into a knock-down, drag-out fistfight, but no one would have been killed. It’s as simple as that.

-Anita Walker Field, Skokie

“It’s as simple as that.”

Because no one’s ever been killed in a “knock-down, drag-out fistfight,” right Ms. Walker Field?

She might want to check with the Office of the Medical Examiner, Cook County, Illinois, about that.

Having an uninformed opinion, as many do when it comes to the gun rights debate, is one thing.

But touting nonsense as fact?

“Dear Chicago Tribune:

I would like a refund for last Sunday’s print issue because of the dribble you allowed to be published…”

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