A non-profit group with the stated of goal of separating the State of Illinois into two states is coming to Princeton this month. The so-called “New Illinois” group is set to hold a meeting on September 27th at 6 Pm at Ye Olde Underground at 219 South Sixth Street in Princeton. The goal of the meeting will be to make the case that Illinois should be made into two states, one encompassing the Chicago area and the other made up of the rest of the State of Illinois as it is. The lead speaker at the event is G.H Merritt, co-founder and State Chairman of New Illinois Inc. In a statement announcing the informational meeting, a representative of New Illinois Inc stated:
“The United States Constitution gives us the RIGHT to representative state government. But Illinois is a corrupt, failed state. Illinois gives power to favored people, groups, and municipalities—notably Chicago and Cook County—which means it’s not fulfilling its responsibilities to the rest of its citizens. This corruption and lack of accountability has created a financial disaster.”
There is no cost to attend and the meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.