Southern parts of Illinois should vote Chicago out

Posted: Jul. 7, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 7, 2018 11:50 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

As a citizen of our great state of Illinois and of the United States I stand back in awe that we have allowed the problems we have in this state to get to the point that it has, and I know from my heart, mind and soul we need change.

We need to split the northern half of our state. That is the problem. Those of us in Central and Southern Illinois are working our rear ends off, paying taxes to be represented as we wish and pay for schools and road repair, etc. And here we are being ruled over by a socialistlike government that is out to disarm us and take all our tax money back to Chicago to spend as it wishes within its area.

There is a move to split off our part of the state, and it may come up for a vote. If it should, I would hope everyone who can do so would vote to kick them out of our lives.

Chris Campbell

Hamilton, Ill.