Agree? Disagree? Via +Eric Zorn 's blog. I agree. I've been here 10 and I tend to only think about being in Illinois when voting for Governor or when the legislature does something I care about i.e. civil unions or CTA funding.

"Chicago, however, is disconnected from the rest of the state. In the 13 years that I lived there, I don’t think I even once described myself as living in “Illinois.” At the risk of overgeneralizing from personal experience, I suspect that most Chicagoans think the same way. To a Chicagoan, Illinois is the name of the jurisdiction to which you pay your state taxes and the funny word that appears in the top left-hand corner of your drivers’ license. But you live, eat, breathe and work in Chicago or one of its suburbs."
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