IL: Proposal to make Chicago a state shows divide

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December 11, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"Whether it's the state's shaky finances, its recent tax hike or strict gun laws, downstate Illinois knows it can always vent its frustration by blaming Chicago. The metropolis to the north may be Illinois' cash cow, but it dominates the political scene ... While most downstaters –- here a name bestowed on towns even north of the city –- are resigned to shaking a collective fist at the Windy City, two central Illinois lawmakers are pitching a unique, if outlandish, solution to eliminating the state's cultural divide: make the Chicago area the 51st state." (12/10/11)

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