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June 22, 2016

Recently, Governor Bruce Rauner and many of his strongest Republican supporters in the General Assembly have made it a point to urge voters who live in central and southern Illinois, and the legislators who represent them, to "stand up against the Chicago political machine" and refuse to allow their tax dollars to be used "to bailout the City of Chicago." Superficially, this message most likely resonates with many who live in the communities where it gets delivered.

Indeed they've probably come to expect hearing it during an election year, given that for generations, Democrats and Republicans alike have tried to gain political advantage by pitting "downstate" against Chicago.

Source: State Journal Register