- Peter Fabbri was one of the hardest workers at Matt Lativsky's coating business in the western suburbs.
He's also the main reason Lativsky no longer wants to visit downtown Chicago after police say his friend was shot dead over the weekend near Millennium Park by a man with a long record of gun arrests.
"I take my family into the city quite often, but I'm at the point where I'm ready to boycott the city of Chicago," said Lativsky, who lives in Glen Ellyn. "That someone can't go to Millennium Park -- with someone who should be in jail, with a warrant, 39 arrests, two times for pointing a gun into someone's face -- this scumbag is out on the street when he should be in jail.
"Instead, he's got an illegal gun, and now my friend is dead, his life is gone," Lativsky said.
Rahm has been downsizing the Department for years now, accelerating the decline Shortshanks started via non-hiring, then cutting the budgeted manpower and claiming a savings - a saving that resulted in no rebate to taxpayers, but rather a redirection of funds. Chicago is reaping a bloody harvest that isn't slowing down anytime soon, and may speed up once the teachers go on strike and there isn't studying to occupy the masses.
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