Can this be a win-win solution?


Yes! Many people in the rest of the state resent one-size-fits-all decisions that may be right for urban areas but are imposed on everyone. Chicago has different needs and interests than the rest of the state. They need to do what is best for their constituents. Following a state split, Chicago/Cook County could focus on the needs of their 5.2 million people without having to accommodate the 7.6 million rural, small town and suburban folks in the other 101 counties.


Instead of being an unhappy couple, we'd like an amicable divorce. We'd like to be friendly next-door neighbors.