Good catch on the urban vs. rural thing. My choice would be to separate South IL. from the greater Chicago area, then live as far north in the south part as possible! I could VISIT the city, but not live under the rules they make at home.
Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)
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