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Downstate hate: A history of the bitter, nearly 200-year rivalry between Chicago and the rest of Illinois

The animosity between Illinois's largest city and its smaller towns is almost as old as the state itself.

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Downstate hate
A history of the bitter, nearly 200-year rivalry between Chicago and the rest of Illinois—and how it's become so tilted in the city's favor that some downstaters want to secede.

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