Weekend Watch: Illinois' population change

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Saturday, November 9, 2019
Weekend Watch: Illinois' population change
In a recent interview, Governor Pritzker said the Illinois population is dwindling, as people trickle out of the state.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Our Weekend Watch shines a spotlight on government activity.

According to the Better Government Association, in a recent interview at FIA's annual expo, Governor J.B. Pritzker acknowledged the decline in Illinois' population.

Pritzker said "Illinois lost population in 94 out of the last 95 years, so it's not like it's a new thing that we have a slight out-trickle of people leaving the state."

Kiannah Sepeda Miller with the Better Government Association stopped by ABC7 to talk more about the population of Illinois.

For more articles from the Better Government Association, visit www.bettergov.org.