Illinois wealth and lack of funds

There always seems to be a lack of funds in Illinois, each year there is not enough money for the CTA, not enough money for the school system, and not enough money to go around in general.   Based on that, you would think that Illinois is a poor little state.  The reality is that Illinois is one of the richest states in the country.  In fact, it is the 10th richest state in the country.  Per capita income, it is the 5th richest.  One has to wonder where all the money goes, this is one of the richest states in the country, but there is always a shortage of money for state and city departments.

 

Another very interesting fact is that Illinois has the highest rate of people living in poverty.  One of the richest states in the country and the wealth distribution is clearly off balance.  That is a very grim statistic; one has to conclude that the whole state is off balance.  It is no wonder that the F.B.I raided city hall in 2005, perhaps Springfield should be next. 

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