Fight for 51 is legislation in Springfield proposed by the Illinois GOP to begin the process of separating Chicago from Illinois.
Republican State Representative Dan Caulkins told Regional Radio News Wednesday morning on the WHOW Morning Show this is an effort to make Chicago its own state and separate it from Illinois. The proposal is nothing new, in fact, Caulkins' predecessor, former state rep Bill Mitchell brought this idea forward less than a decade ago. Rep. Caulkins outlines what the process looks like...
Rep. Caulkins says Chicago is in real trouble financially and predicts their leadership will make a plea to Springfield to help bail them out.
Rep. Caulkins calls the financial picture in Chicago a comet that is coming and predicts it will hit Chicago first and believes it will be devastating.