Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chicago - Fifth Worst City

  • Worst Cities to Work and Live: Chicago

    Rank: 5
    Workers who would not like to move there: 8%
    Median household income: $45,505
    Median home value: $234,643
    Annual home price change: -8.9%

    Chicago has a lot of jobs, entertainment, and culture to offer, but for many people, winters in the Windy City are simply too cold. The city also has a tough image that dates back to the era of Al Capone. Among the city's worst attributes, according to the survey: environment (including climate), community (connectivity and sense of place), and affordability.
Between New Orleans (4) and Washington DC (6). That surge of civic pride just chokes us up.

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Anonymous I can see russia from my house said...

Same article says Chicago is the 9th best city to work and live. Must have been written by an indecisive republican.

12/18/2008 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone were to take a poll, I wonder what Daley's approval rating would be?

12/18/2008 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From earlier thread -
Regarding a city income tax, I'm surprised it hasn't been imposed yet.

Most of the other large cities have it on everyone who works in that city, no matter where they live.

Look for a boost to the state income tax also, 3% is among the lowest amount of all the states that have it. 4 or 5% is the norm.

It sucks, but it is coming.

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If we (in the suburbs) have to pay taxes to Chicago, we want to be able to VOTE in every election.

That will end all this BS.

Taxation without representation? Looks like another Boston Tea Party will be happening.
This country needs it.

12/18/2008 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suck on that poll daley

12/18/2008 05:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indecisive republican...oh you mean a white Cook County Machine Hack Democrat

12/18/2008 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are a couple more notable factors:
1. Garbage Mayor--Created pay to play , yet still sits back and fucks over all in his way!

2. Democratic machine--Every corrupted office is somehow run or tied to some piece of shit Democrat looking to gain something for themself or family.

3. Crook County-- The only investigation aggresively prosecuted is the one against a police officer. Meanwhile cop killers and those who murder 7 year boys are treated like kings to low bails and usually walk on bullshit.Carry a gun or commit a violent crime in this shit city--no problem, here's a 18 months probation! Thank Northwestern and other liberal fucks for that. Oh and did I mention another useless dem machine is now running the office of States Attorney !!.

Sorry about the rant boys and girls, but there are a multitude of reasons why this city sucks! and they weren't listed.

12/18/2008 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 4:42 am, the white man has been pussified and become politically correct, your ancestors are probably rolling in their graves. Enough of stock piling guns and ammo and be prepared to use them. I have been ready for a Boston Tea Party Revolt and I am not even white!! When will the rest of America wake up and say enough of this bullshit already?

12/18/2008 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the weather sucks here and taxes are high. Its still a good place to find a job if you're SKILLED. Nothings perfect. The shame is that manufacturing moved out of here. For generations, people barely above half-wit status could work, buy a bungalow, and raise a family here. Not anymore,that was the beauty of Chicago.

Alot to be said for the Good Old Days.

12/18/2008 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Masuko Fukai said police told the couple that a video shows Ohki looking right but not left. The semi, headed north on Ashland, was turning right onto Roosevelt Road when the accident occurred. Police also told the couple that Ohki may have slipped on the ice in the crosswalk, Masuko Fukai said.

She said that on Monday, Ohki had presented results of his initial findings to the lab.
Short Shanks first lack of De-Icing related death-a tourist from Japan - pedesterian!

12/18/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas all were mentioned both in the best and worst list. In fact New York topped both lists, beating out Detroit as the worst city to live in. I've lived in both places. Yeah, NYC is a worse place to live than Detroit. Whatever.

You should know better than to trust journalists to produce anything intelligent or insightful. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are the three largest cities in the country. Obviously people are going to be more likely to have an opinion about them than Jacksonville, FL. Likewise, Vegas elicits strong opinions. Some people think it's a lot of fun; others regard it as a taste disaster or are morally opposed to the culture. That survey was completely meaningless.

Chicago's OK. It's the corrupt city government that sucks.

12/18/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a poll from any brave newspaper maybe John Kass to talk about how much the bullshit olympics will put us the hole and vote if we want it! daley thinks it is all about him and the fat contracts and the payoffs we do not want the olympics daley get it!

12/18/2008 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY !
you should feel privledged to be a subject of king richard II in this once and future great city.
take your cries of high taxes, unreasonable fee's & fines and unaffordable realestate to somebody who cares.
GOOD LUCK !

12/18/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but for the numerous fans of Murder Mystery, we do have the most Murders anywhere.

12/18/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell I work for the city and don't want to live here. I wonder what the percentages of this study would be if they asked just city workers

12/18/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we (in the suburbs) have to pay taxes to Chicago, we want to be able to VOTE in every election.

That will end all this BS.

Taxation without representation? Looks like another Boston Tea Party will be happening.
This country needs it.

12/18/2008 04:42:00 AM

I agree, but it doesn't work that way. Pro-Athletes pay income tax for the amount earned in while playing in various states.

12/18/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray the housing market gets better. I can retire in 14 months. Sell the house and get out of "dodge" for warmer weather and NO Daley!

12/18/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If someone were to take a poll, I wonder what Daley's approval rating would be?

12/18/2008 04:25:00 AM

daley would be close to 0 without any doubt now the big snow is comingh will the plows be working? Or will they only be by the mayors and obamas house? Any media want to take some pics there??

12/18/2008 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...The city also has a tough image that dates back to the era of Al Capone...

JEEEZ! Why can't we shake the image of this guy??? It's not like he was here forever!

Fact:
Capone took over the Mob... 1925
Capone sentenced to prison... 1929

http://www.angelfire.com/co/pscst/capone.html

Of course, we still count the '85 Bears as our heroes, and they're all becoming geezers... so, I guess, as much as things change, they still stay the same!

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12/18/2008 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God and the fruits of Karma seem to be saying to shortshanks...

You've fuc#ed the citizens of your city long enough...

NO SALT for them????

Here's ICE and SNOW in abundance for you.

you cookoo little pimp

12/18/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At some anti-violence rally Tues, J-Fed admitted we were the "Murder captial of the Nation" but he "promised" it wouldn't happen next year. On the 1600 news yesterday.

12/18/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fifth with a BULLET!(LITERALLY)

12/18/2008 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh-Oh...

"A federal judge today upheld Chicago’s 1982 handgun ban as Mayor Daley disclosed plans to strengthen it by following Washington D.C.’s lead."

Is that SCC crying or did I just hear an NRA pinhead drop? Never mind the economy, let the gun rhetoric begin!

12/18/2008 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is that SCC crying or did I just hear an NRA pinhead drop? Never mind the economy, let the gun rhetoric begin!

12/18/2008 04:14:00 PM"



Didn't 'uphold' the ban, merely ruled that, according to his interpretation of the SCOTUS decision, he had no standing to rule.

Big difference.


As for 'the economy', spread wide your ample cheeks, 'the economy' is going to motivate many to dig deep up into your unarmed ass.

Remember to say 'thank you and can I have another' to your assailant.

12/18/2008 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blgo, Daley, Beavers, Jackson, Stroger,and 49 democratic aldermen. Christ, how did we not see this coming? Obama, Emanual,Clinton, Bill Daley. Just you wait America! This really is change you can believe in, right? Thing is, we chicagians have lived in a corruption that we think it's ok. I mean you morans elected a dead guy to me Crook County President, then his "spot" was passed to his "announited son" Todd.

12/18/2008 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, number 5. Not bad. I would have thought it would have been alot worst.

Nice to see N.O. is coming back.
I guess G*D's plan did not work.

12/18/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Not My President said...

Oh and did I mention another useless dem machine is now running the office of States Attorney !!.
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Yeah, she's already started. Removed the best Supv. ASA Dist. 2 has ever seen, probably as he is M/2. Can't wait to see replacement. Well, if the SA Office doesn't want me to enforce the law, I'll just relax a while. Let's see....AA was endorsed by the Chicago machine, plenty of cops on here supported her. How do you reconcile that?

12/18/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, but it doesn't work that way. Pro-Athletes pay income tax for the amount earned in while playing in various states.

12/18/2008 10:16:00 AM

NO, not true. Only pay federal tax. and tax to their home state.
All income be it contractible or 10-99 are subject.

12/18/2008 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't get a decent job as an attorney in Chicago if you aren't connected. The State of Illinois Central Management Services will not list attorney job postings for the State because attorneys are Schackman exempt and are appointed by the Govenor. Same thing with City attorneys, Metra, Pace, CTA or any other agency that hires attorneys.

12/18/2008 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago City Income Tax, a raise in the Illinois State Income Tax coming, two more reasons to back the moving van up to the door on retirement day so I can get the fuck out of here and take my pension money and spend it elsewhere.

I like Tennessee, no income tax there, and also New Hampshire, no sales tax there. Or nevada or Texas or Washington or Florida, no income tax, also no Daley and no Stroger.

12/18/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" How do you reconcile that?

12/18/2008 06:56:00 PM"



Horny.

12/18/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but for the numerous fans of Murder Mystery, we do have the most Murders anywhere.

Hercule Poirot wouldn't stand a chance!

12/18/2008 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, number 5. Not bad. I would have thought it would have been alot worst.

Nice to see N.O. is coming back.
I guess G*D's plan did not work.

12/18/2008 06:51:00 PM

NOLA much better place to live than Chitcago. The shit has left and the people that came back are working republicans for the most part. Just bring a raincoat.

12/18/2008 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Hardcore Conservative said...

I can see russia from my house said...
Same article says Chicago is the 9th best city to work and live. Must have been written by an indecisive republican.

12/18/2008 02:33:00 AM

By the way it was Tina Fey that made that comment dick. And when your wife gets ass raped by a home invader and some liberal democratic judge lets the offender go free because she left the door unlocked let me know how attached you are to your political party.
pussy

12/19/2008 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see russia from my house said...
Same article says Chicago is the 9th best city to work and live. Must have been written by an indecisive republican.

12/18/2008 02:33:00 AM


Is that sort of like having the 9th best disease?

Only in Illinois can the governor get caught in a corruption scandal, on FBI tape, have it all documented and recorded and have people rush to line up to testify against him and still the guy does not resign. Instead his lawyer shows up and insists "They got 'nuttin on my guy, 'nuttin I say"

In New York the governor gets jammed in a sex thing, he just is reported to be cavorting with a highly paid escort, and he resigns. He doesn't kill anyone, he doesn't not pay the woman, it doesn't cost the taxpayers of New York a cent, he isn't charged with a crime. Yet he doesn't waste any time at all after it broke. He does the honorable thing and resigns immediately to save the state and his family further embarrassment.

Th governor here knows nothing about embarrassment. It is impossible to embarrass a politician here. Can't be done. Not if all they are charged with is some form of stealing. That's what they do. They've been doing it so long they actually believe it is OK. And remember, this guy ran as a reformer and immediately set about selling everything he could.

12/19/2008 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just bring a raincoat.

12/18/2008 11:43:00 PM"


And an inflatable dinghy.

12/19/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Have a turkey kill latte said...

"By the way it was Tina Fey that made that comment dick. And when your wife gets ass raped by a home invader and some liberal democratic judge lets the offender go free because she left the door unlocked let me know how attached you are to your political party.
pussy

12/19/2008 12:41:00 AM"


Dear mr. pussy,

What does Tina Fey have to do with indecisive republicans and the fact Chicago is a shithole? Try to get with 12/18/2008 06:09:00 PM for some serious gun cleaning and ample cheek spreading. SCC will give you his e-mail. You'll feel so much better about having Obama for President after you two have a little nude twister session, and maybe you'll both learn to love your hands again.

Merry X-mas :)

12/20/2008 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You whiny cry babies are too much. Every time I read "Shitcago" or some other similar "clever" epithet I am struck by how big a coward the author must be. Doing a job they can't stand with bosses they despise for a citizenry for which they have nothing but contempt in a city they hate just because the benefits and pay are good (not even great).

If you hate the Job,Dept., City, etc, that much, just fucking leave, we don't want ya. Go work in rural Alabama or in Texas or Montana or wherever you think you would be happy. Life is just too short to hate your life so much.

If you are just using the internets as a way to blow off steam or a virtual bathroom wall, fine, but if you hate that much your soul is going to die and you have to move for your own sake.

12/20/2008 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Seymour Butts said...

You whiny cry babies are too much. Every time I read "Shitcago" or some other similar "clever" epithet I am struck by how big a coward the author must be. Doing a job they can't stand with bosses they despise for a citizenry for which they have nothing but contempt in a city they hate just because the benefits and pay are good (not even great).

If you hate the Job,Dept., City, etc, that much, just fucking leave, we don't want ya. Go work in rural Alabama or in Texas or Montana or wherever you think you would be happy. Life is just too short to hate your life so much.

If you are just using the internets as a way to blow off steam or a virtual bathroom wall, fine, but if you hate that much your soul is going to die and you have to move for your own sake.

12/20/2008 05:40:00 AM

I just love getting you riled up in shitcago crook county Hellinois

12/20/2008 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love getting you riled up in shitcago crook county Hellinois

12/20/2008 11:42:00 AM

My brain just exploded

12/20/2008 10:22:00 PM  

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