The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 11, 2013

Push out northern part of state


DANVILLE — Editor:

We, the people of downstate Illinois, should petition to have everything north of Interstate 80 declared a state unto itself.

We feel we are being penalized because of what happens in the northern part of the state. All rules, laws and regulations seem to pertain to the greater good of Chicago and the surrounding cities.

Make us separate with our own governor and laws to rule without the interference of the northern part of Illinois interacting with the southern part of Illinois. If we were separate, the conceal carry for gun act and the casino for Danville would have been in effect already.

If anyone would like a petition, you may e-mail me at

Donald Thompson