Skip to comments.Illinois Rep. (Brad Halbrook) files bill to make Chicago the 51st state
Posted on 02/10/2019 4:48:01 AM PST by Libloather
ILLINOIS. (WAND) - A state representative has filed a bill that would urge the United States Congress to make Chicago its own state and not a part of Illinois.
The bill, filed by Brad Halbrook of Shelbyville, Ill. was filed on Feb. 7th. It currently has two co-sponsors, Rep. Chris Miller of Robinson, Ill., and Darren Bailey of Louisville, Ill..
The bill has not been assigned to a committee yet. The bill is a house resolution meaning it does not need approval from the senate or the governor.
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No thank you.
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SPRINGFIELD - Thursday, State Rep Brad Halbrook , with the support of his downstate colleagues Chris Miller and Darren Bailey introduced HR 101, suggesting that Illinois split into two states between the City of Chicago and the rest of the state - making Chicago the 51st state.
The resolution’s wording is as follows:
WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is often regarded as having two distinct regions, the City of Chicago and downstate Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Even communities north of Chicago are considered “downstate” because they have more in common with rural southern and central Illinois counties than they do with the City of Chicago; and
Everyone enjoys the stinky onion?
It would give the senate two blue senators AND two red senators for the rest of the state. No?
I think we should make LA-Chicago-NYC a state. There’s no requirement for geographic contiguity. Let the new state have its two senators.
Downstate IL would be Red stripped off Chicago.
This resolution is DOA. Democrats arent going to give Republicans two free Senate seats and a bunch of House seats in perpetuity.
When pigs can fly.
Back in the day we divided the state by I-80, it kind of matched the settlement patterns. The kooks from the Burnt Over Area of New York including the Mormons settled in the north while Scots-Irish to the south.
Hey, I like the idea of breaking Chicago away from Illinois BUT it should become its own country not just another state.
Two more senators for Puerto Rico, two more for Chicago. And what about DC?
Better yet, why not seek to make it a Soviet satellite state? It’s more fitting.
Shouldn’t that be the 58th state acording to Zippy Obama.
NYC + plus Long Island , all this is nonsense talk.
DC isnt a state yet and they have been at it for years. Im not too worried about this.
Or give it to Canada!
I am for “right of return” in California.
It should be broken off to float away and sink into Lake Michigan.
Chicago should be excised from Illinois and reformed as a U.S. Possession with the same status as Guam. While we are doing that California should assume the same status.
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