* Shelbyville Daily Union…
State Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, has filed a resolution appealing to the United States Congress to separate Chicago from Illinois and making it a new state.
The resolution, filed Feb. 7, is co-sponsored by State Reps. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, and Chris Miller, R-Robinson. Halbrook said Monday that the he filed the resolution to bring attention to the disconnect between the Chicago area and the rest of the state.
“The purpose of this resolution is to show the disconnect between the northeast corner of the state and downstate Illinois. They make financial decisions and policies that don’t follow what the rest of the state wants,” Halbrook said. […]
Halbrook said he has heard that some people from the northeast corner of the state say that Illinois could not survive without Chicago, and because of that sentiment, Halbrook said those from that area should be the “first in line” to advocate for the separation.
Um, I don’t get it. If you’re an Illinoisan and believe that pulling Chicago out of Illinois would hurt Illinois, why would you ever be for that?