When the Wicked Rule the People Mourn

Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”  As I am talking with people around the district, I hear a lot of mourning.  It doesn’t take much to get people started on what is wrong with county government.  The survey just conducted by Gallup Polls reveals that “Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois Read more […]

Half of Residents Say They Wish They Could Move Out of Illinois

Of course, saying that you want to leave and actually showing a desire to leave by your efforts are two different things. However, the recent Gallup survey matches the behavioral trends we have been seeing for years in Illinois. As Adam Hartung writes at Forbes, As the jobs for people 16-44 declined, younger people left the state and that demographic actually declined by 3.2% between 2000 and 2010.  Those who remained were older, so the Baby Boomers grew by 21%!  However, this aged demographic Read more […]