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Pritzker understand why people are leaving

Pritzker visits River City

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The man who wants to be governor think he has the solution to the exodus.  Democratic nominee J.B. Pritzker with state rep and fellow democrat Jehan Gordon Booth at a campaign event today in Peoria. 

According to Pritzker, "Students are choosing to leave to go to college in other states and when they do, they often don't come back to the state of Illinois," he said. 

"People aren't leaving places with a lot of economic opportunity.  People are leaving places that lack opportunity for places where that opportunity exists, " Booth said. 

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