New Illinois, a grassroots organization, wants to educate Illinois citizens about our right to form a new state from the State of Illinois, and separate ourselves from Chicago.

I knew there had been discussions in certain parts of the state about a break-up, or perhaps separation of the rest of Illinois from Chicago, but I'd only read a few short reports about the topic.

That all changed when I got a call from a woman named G.H. Merritt, representing the group "New Illinois."

She asked to come on the WROK Morning Show to explain to Joe and me (along with the listening audience) what New Illinois is all about, and why they'd like to supervise a big divorce in the Land of Lincoln: