Here's another indication Illinois is not the place to be: the state collects more tax revenue per capita than any of its adjacent neighbors, plus Michigan.

That's a finding reported by the Illinois Policy Institute to refute any contention that Illinois is a “low-tax” state.

The property taxes in Illinois do not help, either.

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“You add on a fairly high state burden with a very high local burden, and it's no wonder that Illinois is losing someone once every 6 and-a-half minutes on net, and they're overwhelmingly going to states with lower tax burdens,” says the group's executive vice president, Kristina Rasmussen.

The report shows Illinois 14th in the nation with a $3,008 collection per capita. Missouri is 45th at $1,846.


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