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Cook County Secession

Lawmaker Wants Illinois To Secede From Chicago

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

Republican State Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Decatur, introduced a bill Tuesday urging Congress to "enact legislation dividing Illinois and Cook County into...

Three Townships Vote To Secede From Cook County, But Will They?

The Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Anger over high sales taxes has driven voters in three Northwest suburbs to vote to secede from Cook County. Actually leaving the county will be anoth...

Three Townships Voting On Secession From Cook County

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long And Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three northwest suburban townships are asking residents whether they want to secede from Cook County. The referendum questions in Palatine, Barrington...