In the tri-state area, Chicago ends up being the butt of a lot of jokes. That's no big surprise since it's one of the biggest metros in the country and most of our area are smaller communities built on agriculture. It's obvious that many love the idea of Chicago separating from Illinois, but you should know there is a very big catch.
If I were to ask you if you think you're paying enough taxes, I would expect to rightly be beaten with a bunch of sticks. Dumb question. But, I wonder...would it change your attitude if all the tax money you paid stayed in our area to help with local issues?