Your numbers are from 3 1/2 years ago.752,166 unemployed Illinoisans
East St Louis is in the Madison/St Clair county area. This is a notorious place for lawyers to file huge lawsuits because you and the guy next door on the jury award enormous amounts of money. Just so you are clear that has nothing to do with workers comp because that doesn't go through the courts.There is a reason Illinois' work comp costs are high. Everybody wants a piece of that pie and the doofuses in Springfield won't pass meaningful cost cut reforms
Tell your homeboys to quit procreating so much so you can concentrate on bringing up the kids you do have to use the brains God gave them.
Try not to rip off every construction site so a new business is able to come in without armed guards.
Quit killing each other.
Get a job in Missouri- there are no tolls on the bridges.
And if you are going to cite statistics pick at realistic one that is not from the depths of the Bush-caused recession.