What does New Illinois do, and how does the split process work?


New Illinois educates Illinoisans about the right to pursue a state split. Locally, this educational mission is carried out by county committees. They also elect representatives to the state organization and work to create an organizational infrastructure for a new state. Once enough counties establish committees, we will declare a Declaration of Independence from Illinois. At that point, we will begin to regularly publicize grievances against the State of Illinois, reading them aloud on the county courthouse steps. The next step is a constitutional convention.


Eventually, the Illinois General Assembly will have to pass a resolution consenting to the state split. After this, the U.S. Congress will need to approve it.