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Working in Illinois? This Ranking Will Make You Think Twice About It

Illinois is bad for business, magazine concludes

There's no way to sugarcoat this ranking. It's just bad. Illinois is the third-worst state in the nation for business.

And that's coming from a survey of more than 500 CEOs, so they know what they're talking about when it comes to business.

For the second straight year Illinois is ranked 48th in Chief Executive's rankings of the best and worst states for business. The rankings were based on factors of taxes, regulations, quality of the workplace and living environment.

What does this mean for Illinois? Clearly the state is struggling in those four areas and if conditions don't improve, it’s likely to prompt more people to leave the state looking for better places to live and work, including Indiana, which this ranking found was the sixth-best state for business.

Or maybe people already are fleeing for a different state after seeing the budget Springfield politicians approved. Lawmakers are spending funds that were supposed to go to pay down unpaid bills, they failed to address the future of the state's income tax and they started paying themselves again for furlough days they had been taking.

It's a budget filled with absurd facts. We found 15 of them to be exact.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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Jim June 04, 2014 at 04:39 PM
Better to leave the US but at least get out of Illinois. If you read "THe New Class" by Djilas, you will recognize that The US is rapidly taking on the characteristics of a totalitarian state or if you will, an ownership oligarchy.
Margaret Sheehan June 04, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Gosh, PR masked as opinion masked as news, funded by a hedge fund manager. Why not just type "Rauner says..." and move on.
Dan Cox June 04, 2014 at 06:36 PM
The Democrats are like the deck hands on the Titanic, rearranging chairs as the ship is sinking and yet the Band Plays on... FOOLS!
Phil Crivellone June 04, 2014 at 07:57 PM
Did anyone even bother to look into the actual rankings?
Randy Wayne June 05, 2014 at 04:54 AM
That's because big business isn't interested in a sustainable income for the working class. Funny how they don't realize that eventually, if they get their way, nobody will be able to afford their products and services...

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