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Total fail is the least of it. He was in charge while mass murder was being committed every week. Perhaps he finally couldn't live with more blood accumulating on his hands every day.
The crime is/was bad for sure
High crime, pension debt at around $11,000 per capita, declining private sector, Chicago is going to become Detroit part 2.
lol. Don't hold your breath.
I think there's more to this then meets the eye. He would have won in a run off election almost certainly, which it would have come down to that. Ego's need to be fed and I'm thinking there might be something legal in the background for this decision. Being the king of Chicago is kind of a thing. We'll see what comes out.
Why would I? I would never live or invest money into a place like ShitCago.
Goran_K saysWhy would I? I would never live or invest money into a place like ShitCago.Who can surmise why you do the things you do...But if ShitCago is your idea of funny wordplay, then I'd suggest you not move to Chicago. The folks there are a bit more clever than that...
Chicago has crime, no disputing that. But if you live here (or nearby) the crime is inconsequential to the average person. Like I said, 4-5 bad neighborhoods trash what truly is an amazing city.
I can justify the high cost of living in an exotic and beautiful place like coastal California. But crap-ass Illinois?This is why people are fleeing Illinois at record numbers.
Not denying the flight. It's happening for sure. The Chicago vs. Detroit is nonsense though. Detroit was essentially built on a singular industry, was manage even more poorly then Chicago and then crashed. Chicago has staying power as it's much more diversified.
Time will tell. But people living out in the desert will have different thoughts in the next 20 years if they're younger people.
But if ShitCago is your idea of funny wordplay, then I'd suggest you not move to Chicago.
Even with the taxes, you can still have a pretty nice urban lifestyle in Chicago nine months out of the year (when it isn't the Arctic). Museums, local history, diversity, top universities, sports, food, music, high rise living, art, theater arts etc., for a LOT less than places like New York, SF or LA.I was shocked that years ago when I visited, for rat shack prices by Cali standards, I could have afforded a great brownstone just off Lake Michigan on Oak Street, right in the posh area.
Chicago is fine and here to stay.
I already said I wouldn't move to ShitCago. You could literally try to pay me to move to a shit hole like ShitCago, and I'd still say no.
ShitCago's private sector is shrinking
WookieMan saysChicago is fine and here to stay. No, it's not fine. It's far, far away from fine. ShitCago's private sector is shrinking. It's not gushing obviously, but it's being hollowed out by taxation. That trend isn't reversing itself anytime soon. I understand if you have to go down with the ship and stick around, but ShitCago is not trending up. I don't understand how anyone with any long term financial goals can stick around and not be worried.
I've met two colleagues from the same organization who work in Chicago office. They did whine a lot about taxes (it was right after new tax code has been passed so property taxes and relevant deductions were natural point of conversation over drinks), but they said they were not interested in moving to CA (they do have this option).
Time will tell. The downtown area, where people with money actually live, is thriving. This is indisputable. If Chicago goes south, the country as a whole is following it down the toilet bowl.
Tatupu, keep your posts NON-PERSONAL. Had to nuke one. Thank you.
Unlikely. Biggest problem for ShitCago and Illinois is high taxation and public sector burden. Companies and earners will simply relocate to other cities or states (increasing their fortunes) while decreasing the fortunes of Illinois/ShitCago.
Hasn't happened so far
DASKAA saysI've met two colleagues from the same organization who work in Chicago office. They did whine a lot about taxes (it was right after new tax code has been passed so property taxes and relevant deductions were natural point of conversation over drinks), but they said they were not interested in moving to CA (they do have this option).But would they move 30 minutes away to live in Wisconsin or Indiana?
Hasn't happened so far....