Could being paid to live in Illinois bring more people to our state and keep the existing residents from moving away?

Get Paid To Live In These 2 Illinois Towns

I understand that Illinois has a lot of problems. There are several reasons to leave. Many residents have bad feelings about the Land of Lincoln. I believe it's getting better. It's time for our state to take a jump to the next level.

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Unless you've been living in a cave, it's very hard to miss the fact that many residents are leaving Illinois and moving to other states. I don't blame them. A lot of people don't move because they're stuck here because of money and family.

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Now a couple of smaller Illinois cities are not only trying to keep residents from moving out of state but also convincing some people to actually relocate to their towns. They've got some nice incentives to help make up your mind.

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The first town is Pittsfield. It's located about 90 minutes from St. Louis. The population is just over 4,100. They'll pay you $5,000 cash to move there. They also offer a nice package of perks valued at $6,800 that includes free internet, phone, and TV for 3 months. There's also a free family pool pass, 1-year membership for Access Illinois Outdoors, and more.

The other town ready to make you an offer is Jacksonville which is located in central Illinois. They'll also pay you $5,000 to move there. The package valued at $9,300 includes golfing, a season pass for the local speedway, teeth whitening service, a free steak dinner, and much more.

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