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Illinoisans: "We gotta get out of this place"

Half of Illinoisans want to leave the state.

Maybe it's the weather. After the winter we had, you can't blame anyone for being eager to leave Illinois. But it's likely more than that prompting half of the state's residents to say they want to leave the state. The state's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the nation, and a quarter of Illinoisans cites work or business as the biggest incentive to move, according to the Gallup poll.

Education, taxes and cost of living were other major factors.

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But with work or business being the biggest reason for the desire to leave, let's take a look at the ten cities with the highest unemployment rates in March. Residents of these cities might very well be among the polling bloc that said they would like to leave Illinois.

CHECK OUT THE TOP TEN HERE

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