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(IL) Secession from Cook, the revolt may finally kick off

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Cellar Dweller, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Cellar Dweller

    Cellar Dweller Well-Known Member

    Contact your local town board!

    The last straw (finally)? Palatine, Burr Ridge and Hoffman Estates; there are 20 villages with a significant population that are partly or mostly in other counties but Palatine is entirely within Cook...home values (therefore potential property tax $$$) in these is higher than average, so I see the welcome wagons rolling out soon...possibly November as a referendum?

    This would be one way of Hoffman/Cabela's escaping the latest Cook County anti-gun proposals; if enough villages pull out, Cook's borders could roll back to Chicago, and the socialist experiment will finally be contained. Fewer dollars for Daley to push anti-gun proposals; loss of influence as Chicago falls apart...


    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Well-Known Member

    Hope they get it.
  3. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Dang. The third time this idea's been floated since the 70s, and Chicago still doesn't get it? That's sad.
  4. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Well-Known Member

    Would Mayor Daley send out his troops to prevent this secession?
  5. JeremySmith

    JeremySmith Well-Known Member

    Nah- That crook likes to work under cover of night, like when he had Meigs Feild destroyed overnight. He'll figure out some other way to prevent. Probably back-alley deals and payoffs....Welcome to Chicago!
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2008
  6. Anotherguy

    Anotherguy Well-Known Member

    It was actually Meigs Field that he sent his heavy equipment over to destroy the runways in the dead of night but your main point still stands; the guys a creep.
  7. Johnnybgood

    Johnnybgood Well-Known Member

    If they could figure out a way to do it I would go door to door to get signatures until the cows came home, and then some.
  8. Len S

    Len S Well-Known Member

    The problem is that the REST of the county gets to vote on wether or not towns can leave the county. I think if the town wants to leave it should be a vote by the members of the town but what do I know. If anyone thinks that the rest of the county will let the cash cows go they are crazy. Most of suburban crook county get very little from the county. The county health system is in they heart of Chicago. Look at a map. County hosp is on 290 and Ashland or Damen or between actually. Look at the suburbs in question WAY to the north and west. So you have a group of towns paying through the nose and getting very little in return. The city and other suburbs get a lot and most of the people, pay very little. Do the math. Crook county can not let the rich towns out of servitude. If all the self supporting suburbs got together to get each other out of the mess Maybe but I still think Chicago and the collar towns (sewers) will not let them go.

  9. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Sales Tax in Crook (ahhhhhh Cook) County is 10% ? ? ? ? ?

    Wow, that even tops Cuyahoga County (Cleveland, OH) at 7.75% last time I looked.
  10. rocinante

    rocinante Well-Known Member

    I always thought Chicago and Illinois has a lot of similarities to Atlanta and Georgia. A really big city in a largely rural state. Fulton County includes Atlanta and a more affluent northern part of the county. Actually the northern part use to be a separate county of Milton but Fulton incorporated it during the depression. Always a lot of tension between North Fulton and Atlanta because the North felt they were getting the shaft and the taxes flowed toward the south Fulton and Atlanta. Seemed pretty hopeless until the Republicans took over a few years and the rest of the state seemed to back the North Fulton as a kind of frustrated backlash against Atlanta. So far the North hasn't been able to split off into a separate county altogether but what did happen is all the unincorporated Fulton County areas incorporated into cities. This severely impacted the money flow to Fulton County. North Fulton has hope it will eventually revert back to being Milton County again.

    Lesson is with the right political backing from the rest of the state the colossal city can be managed. We don't have anything quite as organized as Daly in Atlanta though.
  11. MFH

    MFH Active Member

    Could this be done as a state-wide referendum to form a new county? That way we could all vote on it. Or, is it possible for part of one county to annex into another?

    By the way, would a state-wide ballot initiative for concealed carry be possible?

  12. IllHunter

    IllHunter Well-Known Member

    Can it be done by convention?

    Would county lines be determinable in a constitutional convention, I know precinct lines are, wards etc too. Inot why not?:confused:
  13. 230RN

    230RN Marines on Mt. Curibacci

    The new Broomfield County in Colorado was formed by the Legislative Process. Not identical situation, but more or less sorta kinda parallel.



    And from:


    You will note the remark about differences with Boulder County CO, which is known to be, with no slander or libel possible, pretty Leftist.

    Unfortunately, I was involved with other things at the time and cannot give nitty-gritty details on the process.

    Don't know if this helps or hinders, but there it is.

    -- Terry

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