How much can $100 buy in Illinois?

What do you think do we get more bang or less for our hard earned dollars?

According to this WTVO we actually get less for our $100 dollars than we would if we purchased things across our state's lines in our border states of Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana.

In actuality, our $100 equals out to purchasing only $99.30 compared to spending it in Wisconsin and getting $107.07, or Iowa at $110.74.

Whoa! So not fair or cool Illinois.

Typically if costs are higher, incomes are higher but not here. Our state has higher costs but our incomes have gotten lower, which makes us feel poorer. Wow!

Hmmm, and they wonder why people and businesses are leaving.