*The recession has caused major migrations from one town to another.
The same is true of these recent migrations as the past, people are seeking opportunities.
Dixmoor, Illinois has seen how the loss of residents can affect the tax base of their city.
They have lost $600,000 in tax revenue and Mayor Keevan Grimmett has threatened to go into the city’s coffers by way of an emergency court order if they don’t find money soon, according to the local CBS affiliate channel 2.
Police chief Lanell Gilbert even admitted that he had to take money out of his pocket to pay for gas for three of the city’s five squad cars.