(Fox News) Illinois Republicans unhappy at the influence the Democrat-controlled city of Chicago holds over the state are looking at trying to blow the Windy City out of the state altogether — despite the long odds that such a push would face.

A new report by Pew Trusts’ Stateline shines light on an effort by the state’s GOP to turn the state red by turning the blue city into its own state.

The outlet reports that a resolution calling on Congress to declare Chicago America’s 51st state now has eight Republican co-sponsors in the state’s House, as well as growing support from conservative activists.

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