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This would be interesting to see

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/i...bouchon=602,il

A state Republican legislator has introduced a bill to the Illinois General Assembly to separate the Chicago's county from the state--effectively making the midwestern city the 51st state in the union.

The bill, filed by State Rep. Bill Mitchell of Decatur Tuesday, would "enact legislation dividing Illinois and Cook County into separate states" because county residents "hold different and firmly seated views" on "politics, society, and economics" from people in the rest of the state. The bill's supporters point to higher tax rates and strict gun laws in the Chicago area and contend that the northern county is out of step with its Illinois neighbors.

"These liberal policies are an insult to the traditional values of downstate families," Mitchell told the Decatur Tribune. "When I talk to constituents, one of the biggest things I hear is 'Chicago should be its own state . . . .Our voters' voices were drowned out by Chicago."


The measure would put the issue up to a vote by state residents through a referendum and then would require approval from the United States Congress and the president. As of this writing, the bill has just one other co-sponsor.

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I had this discussion before with someone. I am in Cook county but not in Chicago. Fact is that if Chicago tax revenue stayed in Chicago only every suburb would be fucked. for all the BS Chicago has......$100 city stickers, higher insurance, high downtown rents, expensive ball parks, etc. It is a revenue maker and everyone in the state benefits from it. Imagine if little places like Peoria IL had to fend for themselves without Chicago. Even combined I do not see all the burbs bringing in the cash that Chicago does. Imagine how much Chicago would bring in if it was not corrupt!

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I had this discussion before with someone. I am in Cook county but not in Chicago. Fact is that if Chicago tax revenue stayed in Chicago only every suburb would be fucked. for all the BS Chicago has......$100 city stickers, higher insurance, high downtown rents, expensive ball parks, etc. It is a revenue maker and everyone in the state benefits from it. Imagine if little places like Peoria IL had to fend for themselves without Chicago. Even combined I do not see all the burbs bringing in the cash that Chicago does. Imagine how much Chicago would bring in if it was not corrupt!
City fees stay in the city, but there is a portion of sales taxes that do go to the state. However, I would think that the city doles out more money in payroll expenses and social services then all other municipalities combined.

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City fees stay in the city, but there is a portion of sales taxes that do go to the state. However, I would think that the city doles out more money in payroll expenses and social services then all other municipalities combined.
Lots of people work in Chicago that live outside of it. It provides jobs and payroll tax revenue too due to this.

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Hm...what will they call it? Corruptopia?
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