When you hear the bad news regarding just how many people leave Illinois day after day, you have to wonder why there are still so many folks hanging around.

That's because they're coming here from other states.

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It's not just one state either. Matter of fact, I'm almost entirely sure the Wrigleyville neighborhood in Chicago is populated with people not originally from Illinois.

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That's an old joke but kind of true. When you meet someone for the first time at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field be sure to ask that person where they are from.

I can almost guarantee you will hear "Michigan," "Wisconsin," "Iowa," or "Indiana."

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Especially Indiana if you believe the latest news from Stacker's States Sending the Most People to Illinois.

That's because the Hoosier State is sending more people than any other state in America to Illinois.

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Overall, Stacker says Illinois is the second most common destination for moving Hoosiers with 9% of people leaving the state choosing The Land of Lincoln.

In total, just over 17,000 people made the move according to some recent research.

Other states people are moving from to Illinois include Florida, California, and plenty of others in the Midwest.

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It goes both ways too, as Illinoisans choose Indy as their top state to move to over any other in the country.

So while you think Illinois is losing people at record numbers, just remember, we're taking in transplants from other states every day.

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Don't believe me? Just go to a Cubs game.

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