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Rural Illinois communities are suffering financially and according to a recent report, things may not get better for awhile.  Timothy Collins, Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, says the problem will likely start to spur state legislation soon.

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The report indicates a potential drop in employment opportunities and economic development in rural areas because younger people are leaving.

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Timothy Collins, Assistant Director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, says economic developers, food banks and faith-based groups are a big help but state lawmakers may have to step in.

 
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