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Multiple Counties Vote To Separate Chicago From Illinois

FILE - This Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, file photo, shows an aerial view at night of the downtown Chicago skyline. Star Wars" creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Multiple counties want Chicago separated from Illinois, creating a new state. Counties including Christian, Shelby, and Moultrie voted yesterday in favor of measures to make that happen. Many downstate counties have been pushing for Chicago to become the 51st state because they say they are overlooked politically, culturally, and economically.


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