posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 09:31 PM
Originally posted by jessejamesxx
I don't understand how gun control is so prevalent in Illinois honestly. I met more country-folk in Illinois than I have in Dallas. I'm really
surprised that the urban center, Chicago, is enough to over-rule everyone else in the entire state.
I can't remember offhand what year it was for, it was within the past 5 or 6 years, but the population for C(r)ook county alone was said to be about
40% of the state's population. Typically I40 and up is considered "Chicago" by downstate. A few years ago some people were complaining about
wanting everything above I40 to break away and become the state of Chicago since central and south Illinois are a lot different than up north. As
the member above stated it's the population dense parts of state's that turn the rest of a state into a nasty mess.
If there were a way to arrange things so that population centers couldn't damage the rural parts of a state with their urban centered policies that
would be ideal. No idea how that could be done and honestly the urban centers would never go for it, some of them are smart enough to realize if they
didn't have the ability to leech off the rural communities they wouldn't have money to fuel their pet projects.
Also wanted to add if you talk to someone and ask "Where are you from?"
If they are from Central or South Illinois they will say "Illinois"
If they are from Chicago they will say "Chicago" not Illinois.
This has worked for every single person I have ever met that is from Chicago, they will never say Illinois. There may be some exceptions out there,
but I have yet to meet them.
It makes me think they have more loyalty to the city than the state. It's not necessarily bad I suppose (except for the part where I always associate
Chicago with corruption) .... it's just sort of odd to me. I admire Texans, they LOVE their state.
edit on 3-1-2013 by FaithandArms because: Adding an observation