It looks like the magazine made a mistake. They are talking about Springfield, Bloomington was a typo.
By: Diane Benjamin
The following page is from a publication called Decatur Magazine, that’s Decatur Il.
I think it is printed every other month. An acquaintance in Decatur always gives it to me, this page is the only part that interests me. Decatur’s version of the Economic Development Council compiled the statistics.
Bloomington-Normal’s EDC will never print these stats. Taxes are higher here – and look at the CRIME INDEX: double Decatur’s.
Higher salaries here mean a higher cost of living. That’s basic economics. It why the cost of living in Washington DC is much higher, and why Congress should never get a raise. Click on the pic to enlarge it.
If Decatur wasn’t in a depression it would be a great place to live. Good luck finding a job there though. Live on the northwest side, no ADM/Staleys smell.