Resolution making ‘New Illinois’ 51st state gets first committee hearing

Greg Bishop  |  May 4, 2021

By Greg Bishop, includes “State Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, has for years filed resolutions at the statehouse to create a new state out of all the counties with the exception of Cook County. … Another resolution, House Resolution 16, from state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, passed committee to support making the District of Columbia a state.”

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