Has anyone experienced the transition from State planning to local planning? If so, information on some similarities and differences would be appreciated. The reason I ask is due to a consideration to relocate back to IL so my wife can be closer to her family while advancing her career. A lot of states, including IL, have yet to or probably won't establish a top down approach to land use planning which requires consistency and compliance with the State Comprehensive Plan the way Florida does. More than likely, any job offer would come from a local planning agency which could translate into 3 years of State planning having minimal value in terms of qualifications. All comments are appreciated.