Not sure where to post this, but I figured it applies in this general Chicago economics thread.
Where Chicago's super-commuters live
The number of Chicago-area workers who live further than 90 miles outside Cook County grew by more than 40 percent during the last decade, in line with a trend among the 10-largest U.S. metropolitan areas.
There were 99,000 "super-commuters" to Chicago in 2009, up from about 70,000 in 2002, according to the New York University Wagner School of Public Service.
A survey by the school's Rudin Center for Transportation showed that those making long treks to the Windy City for work comprised 4.4 percent of the local workforce.
That total is below the 7.5 percent average among metro areas surveyed.
Chicago saw one of the largest increases in commuters from other major non-local regions -- namely, Detroit (up 131 percent), St. Louis (up 95 percent) and Indianapolis (up 86 percent).
"Chicago is a center for long-distance commuters because of its great air, highway and rail access," said Mitchell Moss, director of the Center for Transportation and co-author of the report.
I was truly surprised at how freaking low the commuter numbers are for Milwaukee-Chicago. But I suppose until they get rid of that ass-hole Walker, and build a high(er)-speed rail line or at minimum extend the Metra service from Kenosha to Milwaukee, the numbers will remain relatively low. But # commuters from St Louis- Chicago> Milwaukee-Chicago? Doesnt make any sense.