ILLINOIS. (WAND) - A state representative has filed a bill that would urge the United States Congress to make Chicago its own state and not a part of Illinois.

The bill, filed by Brad Halbrook of Shelbyville, Ill. was filed on Feb. 7th. It currently has two co-sponsors, Rep. Chris Miller of Robinson, Ill., and Darren Bailey of Louisville, Ill..

The bill has not been assigned to a committee yet. The bill is a house resolution meaning it does not need approval from the senate or the governor.

Here is a link to the bill to follow its progress.