Republican Lawmakers weigh the possibility of pushing Chicago out of IL

IL State Representative Brad Halbrook

The Annie Frey Show
May 20, 2019 - 2:35 pm

State Representative Brad Halbrook is not the first representative to speak about dividing the state of Illinois into two entities.

This resolution would follow Article 4 Section 3 of the US Constitution where lawmakers would lay out a six-step process.

“Most of Illinois is not being represented,” Halbrook said on Southern Illinois parting ways with Chicago.

Halbrook explained that agriculture is the main moneymaker for the rest of the state outside of Chicago, so it could live without the city and be profitable on its own.

When you talk about pushing away from Chicago, what would a “new” Illinois look like?

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