The Border War: How Illinois is losing out to surrounding states

There’s a border war raging.  It’s not between two countries.  This war is being waged between Illinois and surrounding states.  And it’s not just a battle for businesses.

“I make more money and everything is cheaper,” said Bill Roberts.

He lived in west suburban Westmont until the company he works for moved from Bedford Park, Illinois to East Chicago, Indiana.

Hoist Liftruck, took employees on a tour of the new factory that also included a visit to nearby northwest Indiana neighborhoods.  Roberts decided to move as well.  He was renter in Illinois but had enough money to purchase a home 40 miles away in Indiana. WGN has  more.