Movement Aims to Kick Chicago Out of Illinois

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…there’s a growing movement to split Illinois into two states. Republican state lawmaker Brad Halbrook recently got big applause at an Effingham, Ill., rally when he talked about a bill he reintroduced in February to do just that, reports the Washington Post, which takes a look at the movement that includes grass-roots groups with names like Illinois Separation and New Illinois. Supporters say Chicago has too much influence in Illinois politics; Halbrook went on Fox & Friends Monday to make that argument and call for a “new Illinois.”

Some supporters also insist it’s not just about politics: While Chicago has a lot of economic power, “one in four jobs [in the state] is related to agriculture, so there is another economic driver,” Halbrook says, noting that the rest of Illinois could hold its own economically. The co-founder of New Illinois adds that the issue isn’t a “red, blue, Republican and Democrat thing. It’s an urban versus rural thing.”

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11 Comments on Movement Aims to Kick Chicago Out of Illinois

  1. Do the same for SanFran, NYC, Seattle, etc. it makes sense that leftists pay for their own stupidity…

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  2. No.
    Give it to Indiana.
    Don’t need 2 more totalitarian/socialist Senators.

    Or disband it – cut it up into independently autonomous sections.
    Or do it like an Indian Reservation – something that exists outside the Republic. Maybe bring back the idea of the City-State without representation in the Senate?

    Or nuke it from orbit – just to be sure …

    izlamo delenda est …

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  3. Instead of a state’s secession, how about expulsion from the Union? Reduced to territorial status with an appointed governor, no legislature and one non-voting representative in Congress.

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  4. Humongous homes for irresponsible Federal Tit-Sucking Parasites that I don’t see getting any better with the type of “leaders” they are putting in place!

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  5. Just put a barbed wire fence around it and make it a prison. With the out of control crime rate they have it can be justified.

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  6. No federal funding or representatives seated for areas that can’t prove they have honest elections. Don’t like it? GTFO

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