Friday, March 24, 2017

No One Likes Chicago

  • Among the 19 largest metro areas in the United States, the Chicago region was the only one that did not grow in population between 2015 and 2016, according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    In fact, the Chicago region lost 19,570 residents, or .2 percent, more people lost than in any other metro area in the country, according to the data. At the other end of the scale, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region saw its population jump up by 143,435 people, or 2 percent, according to the data.

    The Chicago region includes Naperville, Elgin and parts of northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin. Despite the population decrease, the region remained the nation’s third most heavily populated, behind New York and Los Angeles.
And the reasons people gave for leaving?
  • Taxes, fines and fees
  • Real estate prices
  • 9.5 digit midgets
  • Crime
  • Corruption
Not really surprising.

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130 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the dems are too stupid to see the truth.

3/24/2017 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add one more reason for leaving.
John Arena.
Traitor to his constituents and the residents of his ward.

3/24/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As understandable as the reasons are for leaving, it only means that for the rest of us the burden will increase in order to keep the wheels on the wagon turning.

3/24/2017 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bigger than that. Do any of these folks have a sensible member in the fambly?

3/24/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's the seven cents per bag at the supermarket.

3/24/2017 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My reason for looking to leave Chicago in May 17, is cause I absolutely hate midgets, ballerina majors, people who store their wives wedding dresses in moldy basements, I don't want anything from anyone with less than 9.6 digits and greater than 10.5 digits

3/24/2017 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago and Crook County will become Detroit soon.

3/24/2017 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to be that straw that brakes the back. If everyone is so happy here just stay. Each is their own. But I'm gone, just give me four more years.

By, by Shit-cago......

3/24/2017 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just keep taxing and keep regulating. That will bring people back?

3/24/2017 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many people moving to "third world" Indiana I guess. Isn't that right, Alderman Arena?


rb

3/24/2017 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger Bradoplata said...

Think how many more would leave if y'all weren't forced to live there.

3/24/2017 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no jobs here! Look at Detroit. First business than workers, than restaurants and bars. Than more people. Sounds like the South side. Next North side burglaries, robberies and rapes. I give it ten more years and all will wish they left.

3/24/2017 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the comments on this article blame Governor Rauner, completely absolving Mike Madigan & crew of their responsibility in the budget impasse, but the article's message is clear: Illinois is the "Land of Leaving".

"Illinois is already a net exporter of high school graduates with net out migration of nearly 17,000 students in fall 2014, the second highest of any state in the country. These demographic challenges add further pressure to the state’s universities, limiting their ability to grow student related revenues to mitigate the impact of state-level issues."

https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/09/the-big-squeeze-on-higher-education/


rb

3/24/2017 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois’s High School Grads Are Fleeing the State at Record Speed

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2017/Illinois-College-Student-Loss/


rb

3/24/2017 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most fucking taxed city on the planet oh I forgot about the crime also oh and the worthless politicians in the city, county and springfield 🔫

3/24/2017 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best decision I ever made leaving chicago the city and department. Never understood the people obsessed with living in the same neighborhood their whole life while it is clearly decaying.

3/24/2017 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, no problems to see here folks. Working, taxpayers and corporations fleeing while the ghetto "i aint payin nuffin" trash breeds, and breeds, and breeds to your wellfare roles for life.

Without anyone to pay for them.

3/24/2017 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the last one in my family that is sill here. All 3 of my siblings have left Chicago and cook county. I know at least a dozen that have done the same. Politicians just don't get it.

3/24/2017 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides that the weather sucks 6 months out of the year.

3/24/2017 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always had the mindset that if I needed burglar bars on all the windows and scissor gates on my door it's time for a new place to live. This is the reality of living with the criminals who politicians represent over the good citizens.

Until accountability comes down on city hall and the courthouses people will continue to leave.

3/24/2017 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a life long Chicago resident, Incan't wait to leave this shit hole area when I retire!

In the mean time, I don't give a shit about Chicago anymore!

To hell with this crooked city!

3/24/2017 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just more proof that a government can't tax it's way out of mismanagement.

3/24/2017 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think honest hard working people our finally coming to grips with the facts on how corrupt our politicians are and how soft on crime they are when it comes to monitories. Our pockets are being pick to support all the dead beats that these politicians need to vote for them to keep their office. Run far run very very far

3/24/2017 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM is doing a fine job!
less people less murder right....

3/24/2017 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just increased in illegals by a million I would guess,

3/24/2017 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Chicago for the first 18 years of my life. That was enough for me. The Democrats are like a cancer to the city.

3/24/2017 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK - I give up - What's a 9.5 finger midget?

3/24/2017 06:22:00 AM  
Blogger DPR said...

It's amazing to watch a metro area slowly die. Death by a thousand cuts.

3/24/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I don't believe those numbers. Were they counting the illegal aliens?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/24/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We pay way more in taxes, service fees, storage and delivery fees than the actual gas used at home. Gas cost less than all taxes and fees!!!!!!

WTF??? That is just one example.

3/24/2017 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this within the article....


The Census Bureau’s announcement comes in the wake of the bureau reporting in December that Illinois lost more people than any other state within a 12-month period.


Every head is how much lost in taxable $$$

If I could pick up and leave I would do it in a heart beat

3/24/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals already have a plan to replace the lost population with illegals!

3/24/2017 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot rahm.......

3/24/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you have hit the proverbial nail on the head people are getting out of here leaving as quickly as they can the only ones that are here for sure are the illegal invaders there are mayor use this text money to protect but if you're following the news the agents and officers from ice are now finally ready to come into the sanctuary cities including Chicago and removing the criminals because they follow the law while the politicians do their best to disobey federal laws and like roosters stay strong protecting the criminals as the police are bastardized and maligned by the dishonest media the criminals remain safe. More and more people are not just fleeing this city this state this county they are completely getting far away from the corruption the carnage The crime the blood the mayhem and the anarchy People are going to places to raise their families in a safe environment and environment that respects police officers teachers factors that keep them happy.

3/24/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iam gone this summer

3/24/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pension funds will be allowed to go under,its coming.

3/24/2017 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will statistically increase the murder rate. Death spiral continues.

3/24/2017 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

One guess as to what area Madigan represents and why he gets elected time and time again by a fucking landslide? What area supported Daley over and over and then Rahm without question? So tell me again why black people get the blame for the city's downfalls? Everyone gets the blame for even attempting to think a lying, thieving ass politician can save us. Not a damn one. The only thing Chicago politicians have done is lie and steal, right in our faces and they did it legally. We allowed this to happen. Each election makes it worse. We do not need 50 aldermen, they never accomplish shit. Period. Maybe take the number down to 11. Individuals on disability if qualified should man 911, if qualified. Bring back call center jobs to Chicago. If companies outsource, ensure the jobs are in Chicago. More than enough tech people here. Dorothy Brown wants to pay some Texas company over 100 million for some bullshit. Fuck that. Eliminate pensions for all board seats. All of this is a start but no one will be a leader and do it. Also demand a forensic audit of city departments including CPS.

3/24/2017 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Also let me say this again, as a black man in Chicago born and raised, I have always had respect for LEO. My dad is a retired paramedic, one of the first paramedics in IL, and from what I can recall definitely one of the first black ones ever. Never had a situation in the firehouse when I would visit and taught to obey the cops. Even had one save my ass as a kid. I got robbed and got pissed because I walked toward the projects waiting on a bus. Tried to get my money back, a white cop pulled up on me, I had a broken bottle in my hand. Told him my situation, he looked at me and said kid are you fucking crazy, he gave me 20 bucks and told me to take my ass home. True story. Thanks for posting my rants.

3/24/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats have been slowly killing this city for decades. By the time most folks realize it, it will be too late for them. Many will try to hold out and pay a hefty price, but the city will fall unless the voters scrub the criminal politicians from the ranks.

3/24/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's gonna pay for dude, I mean he's not gonna get a job or provide for his children.

3/24/2017 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy to retire and take my police pension money to another state, Oklahoma,...no dancing mayors here,...and crime of didu nuffin....is not tolerated....plus open carry is nice.

Did I mention the low, low property tax, 30 acres, new house $300k, four berooms ...$945.00 ...Yearly....

3/24/2017 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lady and me are flying out to Scottsdale, AZ in May.
Checking out relocating there. An ex coworker made the move two years ago, and loves it.
As a born & bred Chicagoan, I love this place. But all things considered, staying here the rest of my days is no longer an option.

3/24/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for pitchforks and torches (and maybe some tar and feathers) on N. hermitage ave.

3/24/2017 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's today's over under, I'm throwing out 4.

3/24/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, the first four bullet points you list are all really results of the fifth, CORRUPTION.

Taxes, shit real estate values, shittier schools, crime, Emanuel himself, are all here because corruption runs deeper here then even Louisiana or New Jersey.

The corruption tax in Chicago is 33%, as opposed to the national average for municipalities of 8%.

The Democrat party could kinda keep this together before Obama, but now places like Chicago are fucked since the party has gone balls out Social Justice Warrior. They need to keep their base inflamed to stay in power which causes normal people to leave.

3/24/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was younger I loved Chicago. My family have been Chicagoans for more than 150 years. While in the army and away at college I couldn't wait to return to Chicago. It took maybe 5 or 10 years on CPD to realize how f'd up Chgo is. I'm the third in my family OTJ, the others told me not to come on but I didn't listen. After 29 years I finally escaped. Now living in FL. The weather is nice, got more house for fewer dollars and my vote counts.

Bless all coppers everywhere, especially my brothers and sisters on CPD. Stay safe.

3/24/2017 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I retired and moved to Florida, yes I miss the the way Chicago used to be, however you can't live in the past and the future for the city appears bleak.

3/24/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

citizens of Chicago , mayor and aldercreatures work for us
make all wear body cameras while working
let us watch our employees in action

3/24/2017 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley, Rahm, Madigan, alderman, Cook County Board, and Quinn, the list of democrats can go on and on. This party has robbed the city, county, and state blind. The inability to lead and desire for power has destroyed this city. From sweetheart deals for family members, to sweetheart parking meter/red light camera deals, to tax breaks for friends in order to give the illusion of big business bringing jobs to Chicago (I hope you all realize that when Rahm promises new jobs they are generally filled by current employees not current out of work chicagoans), Chicago is slowly destructing. So keep voting democrat!! I'm out of here and headed to Detroit!

3/24/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when a democrat political machine runs your city into the ground.

3/24/2017 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Did 20 and Out... said...

19,570 Smart people...The other just don't get it. Some NEVER will. Chicago has always been a political hot bed for corruption. "The Chicago Way" and "Machine Politics"
Make your fortune there, and keep your family safe. Then RUN Away!!!

3/24/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger Who Dat said...

Yep, all a result of the failed policies of Rahm and the DemocRatic party.

Call the next case. Not a cop.

3/24/2017 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iam out this summer turn out the lights the party is OVER

3/24/2017 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An article in a local paper stated that the loss of population will be more than offset by immigrants, legal or not and their babies.

Another good reason to leave, just got a escrow re-evaluate notice from the bank. Our property tax bill is projected to increase over $500.00 this year! This is only March and I can expect more increases in other fees, taxes and add ons....... they never fucking stop!

3/24/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple explanation: a society can NOT exist where there are more NON-workers than workers.......
The few can NOT continue providing for the many.......

Five generations of welfare, the economic losses of the 2008 recession of the middle class, corporations who will not pay fair wages to its workers, nor provide economic security, politicians who cater to a mayor and his agenda of tax, tax, tax, a state where there has been no budget for nearly 3 years.....how many billions is Illinois in the hole? So..what does one expect?

And add to that the demoralizing of the system of law and order, 600+ murders, 2000+ shootings........surely not a surprise that Illinois is losing its working citizens........

3/24/2017 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to get out while you still have some time left or go back to school! ;)

By Christopher S. RugaberAssociated Press
WASHINGTON — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with only high school diplomas or less has triggered broad problems for this group.

They are more likely than their college-educated counterparts, for example, to be unemployed, unmarried or afflicted with poor health.

“This is a story of the collapse of the white working class,” Deaton said in an interview. “The labor market has very much turned against them.”

Those dynamics helped fuel the rise of President Donald Trump, who won widespread support among whites with only a high school diploma. Yet Deaton said his policies are unlikely to reverse these trends, particularly the health care legislation that Trump is championing. That House vote was postponed Thursday, but the bill, if passed by Congress, would lead to higher premiums for older Americans, the Congressional Budget Office has found.

“The policies that you see seem almost perfectly designed to hurt the very people who voted for him,” Deaton said.

Case and Deaton's paper, issued by the Brookings Institution, follows up on research released in 2015 that first documented a sharp increase in mortality among middle-aged whites.

Since 1999, white men and women ages 45 through 54 have endured a sharp increase in “deaths of despair,” Case and Deaton found in their earlier work. These include suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related deaths such as liver failure.

In the paper released Thursday, Case and Deaton draw a clearer relationship between rising death rates and changes in the job market since the 1970s. They find that men without college degrees are less likely to receive rising incomes over time, a trend “consistent with men moving to lower and lower skilled jobs.”

Other research has found that Americans with only high school diplomas are less likely to get married or purchase a home and more likely to get divorced if they do marry.

“It's not just their careers that have gone down the tubes, but their marriage prospects, their ability to raise children,” said Deaton, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2015 for his long-standing work on solutions to poverty.

It's not entirely clear why these trends have affected whites much more than they have African-Americans or Hispanics, whose death rates are improving.

Case and Deaton note that many Hispanics are “markedly better off” than parents or grandparents who were born abroad, enabling a greater sense of optimism. African-Americans, they add, may have become more resilient to economic challenges given their long-standing disadvantages in the job market.

The data are clear, though: In 1999, the death rate for high school-educated whites ages 50 through 54 was 30 percent lower than the death rate for all African-Americans in that age group. By 2015, it was 30 percent higher.

The educational split is also growing. Even while the death rate for whites without a college degree is rising, the rate for whites who are college graduates is falling, Case and Deaton found.

The trends cut across diverse regions of the country, the researchers found.

Given the long-running nature of these trends, many of which stem from the 1970s, reversing them could take years, Case and Deaton write.

3/24/2017 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more people see terrorists mowing down people with their cars and the more they see Democrats trying to bring these people here the more people will leave, are the Democrats ever gonna wake up. By the way, the kill gays, Christians and anyone who doesn't agree with them.

3/24/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per a report 14 March from WalletHub. this state has the highest tax rate when accounting for local and state taxes. Who would even consider either staying, or relocating here?? And our duly elected politicians just look the other way

3/24/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tribune article says Illinois politicians banking on illegals moving into Illinois to replace those leaving State, Corrupt Crook County ,Chicago.... to keep population stable .. Democrat corrupt fools and their tools

3/24/2017 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people that love Chicago are the politically connected types.....

3/24/2017 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I think it's the seven cents per bag at the supermarket.


3/24/2017 12:49:00 AM

How about the Crook County liquid tax of 1 cent per ounce in July?

In Philadelphia, with their soda tax ..Pepsi stops selling 12 pack cans, 2 liter Bottles of soda ,to make soda more affordable. Can you believe it ?? pay more for less, to make it affordable
Still want to shop in Crook County ?

3/24/2017 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Residents leaving by the boatload? Just another Democrat-controlled utopia in the making.

3/24/2017 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illegals self deporting along with illegals being forceably deported will lead to even more slumping in Chicago Population. The high taxation will see people tired of being robbed join the poor folks tired of being robbed at gun point also continue to split.

As for Rauner being to blame, why do you think he was elected in the first place? He is a lifelong Democrat who "became" a Republican TO be blamed so the (R) COULD be blamed!

3/24/2017 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 03-24-2017 at 1:09 AM and a few others,

Chicago will become another Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, etc. if and/or when city worker residency requirements are lifted.

The flight of Chicago's middle class tax base, its police officers, fire fighters, teachers, park district employees, library people, and about 50,000 other city workers in the various city departments and taxing agencies, will cause the financial collapse of local governments. (Study the above mentioned cities and their eventual downfall into bankruptcy and pension defaults.)

The city will be left with the very rich and the permanently poor. Those on federal government benefits who pay next to nothing by way of taxes of any kind except the occasional sales taxes. Remember, they do not even pay sales taxes on food like the rest of us because the purchase of food with government benefits cannot be taxed.

Once a city finds itself in that situation, there really is no way it can sustain itself. Good-bye great city government jobs with decent benefits compared to the private sector. Good-bye public pension plans. (Albeit we're already in trouble there but they're still around.)

So as you pack your moving vans to leave the city that gave you a job, be sure to pick up the "help wanted" classified section of the newspaper of the town you're moving into. You're going to need it to replace that city job you lost in Chicago because the only people sustaining our city were employed middle-class tax-paying people like yourself. And please, turn the lights out on the way out of the city.

Signed: A hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding citizen who doesn't like our corrupt little mayor or his flunkies either but still loves the city.


3/24/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://nypost.com/2017/03/24/chicago-loses-residents-at-rapid-rate-amid-surge-in-violence/

3/24/2017 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (r e t) said...

In the past I would tell people where I was from and would get an eye roll or head shake when I said Chicago. It is universally reviled as is the mayor. Now, if pressed, I just say I am from West Whiting, Illinois

3/24/2017 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote in the Fop election for Graham , vote for residency. Fuck this city its killed itself with taxes and lawlessness

3/24/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

>>><< 'The Chicago region includes Naperville, Elgin and parts of northwest Indiana and southeast Wisconsin.' <<<<<

That's complete bullshit. SE Wisconsin part of the 'Chicago Area'? Utter f--king nonsense. And don't tell real Wisconsinites they're part of the Chicago Area, the cheeseheads HATE Chicago & Illinois. [And I sure don't miss being called a 'FIB' = 'Fucking Illinois Bastard']

Not to mention that from Chicago's Northern Border to Wisconsin's Border it's 33+ Miles. And that SE section of Wisconsin we have a CITY called Kenosha, population 100,000. Not exactly a tiny Two Stoplight burg. From its Southern Border to Illinois, it's only approx 3.5 miles. So I wouldn't tell them they're part of Chicago.

We have the same thing in Illinois. These 'urban planner' pinheads claiming CITIES like Naperville, Elgin, Joliet, Aurora, etc -- CITIES with populations over 100,000 as 'part of Chicago' and even 'suburbs'. The problem with that is that Old Timers from those places probably never set foot in Chicago in their entire lives because they didn't need to.

Nonsense like that, designation of these cities as -- the 'Chicago Area', or the 'Chicago Metro Area' -- is relatively new, going back to the 1970s as I recall.

But one thing is constant with that practice: As the population of Chicago, Cook County, and the real 'suburbs' dwindle, the 'Chicago Area' -- 'Chicago Metro Area' grows per these assholes. It's statistical juggling of population stats to make 'Chicago' look good.

Or not as bad as the stats really are; The People & Businesses FLEEING 'Chicago' in droves.

3/24/2017 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Houston, Texas will likely displace Chicago as the 3rd largest city in the 2020 census. Houston was rated the 4th fastest growing metro in the country. Austin was number one, San Antonio 6th and Dallas 8th. And people continue to exit Illinois.

3/24/2017 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would've ever guessed, hard working family oriented people don't like being extorted and governed by crooks. Imagine that.

3/24/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are so tired of being lied to, high fees, taxes, regulations, and crime.

3/24/2017 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Alderman Arenas, do you still feel that Indiana is "Thirs World@?
All signs point to Illinois........

3/24/2017 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm should be proud of himself.
I'm sure if they polled illegal aliens they'd find that they like Chicago.
After all Rahm gives them virtually everything for free or very little cost while fucking his city workers and the tax paying citizens


Take a bow Rahm. You're truly a major league asshole.

3/24/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they factor the 800 murder victims as "leaving"?

3/24/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think what the real rate of the Chicago exodus would be if you dropped the suburbs and Indiana?

3/24/2017 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Don't Tread on Me said...

Politicians will run this city further into the ground and there will never be any accountability against them. The same politicians will be here in 15 years due to voter apathy.

1000's will die....Taxes will rise. Services will decrease. Neighborhoods will decay further. Unless you're rich.

It's time for the villagers to show up with pitchforks, and torches...Until then, nothing will change. Let the ground run red with the blood of politicians and liberal judges.

3/24/2017 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about real estate prices. They will fall with the population decline. Chicago has lost 1,000,000 people since the early 70's (U.S. census data). So when you look at those homicide stats form the early 70s and 90s, remember that we lost a quarter million people in each of the past four decades of census results. Thank you Democrats for destroying what should be a jewel of a city. Maybe they can tax, regulate and pander their way to success.

3/24/2017 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) you have to love the ghetto language alderthieved Wally Burnett the stick up armed robber calling another alderman a"chump":
Then typically Burnett lies about it real punk move Walter!
Morning Spin: Chicago City Council member calls colleague 'chump alderman,' takes it back

Things got a bit testy Thursday when a City Council member said his colleague is “a chump alderman” if he lets Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration dictate where red light cameras are installed in his ward.

Freshman Ald. Christopher Taliaferro, 29th, was asking city Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown a series of pointed questions during a council committee meeting about the Emanuel administration’s possible expansion of the “surge pricing” program that will double the cost of street parking around Wrigley Field this year to $4 during Cubs games and concerts.

Brown said the administration would work with local aldermen on any metered parking increases in their wards. But Taliaferro noted the city had moved some controversial red light cameras to new intersections, “and I don’t think they’ve asked any aldermen for their support, they’re just doing it.”

Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee Chairman Ald. Walter Burnett Jr., an Emanuel ally who perhaps didn’t want to see his meeting go off the rails, interjected. “Generally, alderman, I know my experience, if they’re talking about putting a red light camera up in my ward they talk to me,” Burnett said.

“They’re going to talk to you,” Taliaferro replied. “But if they want it there, they’re going to get it there.”

“That says you’re a chump alderman if they just do it if you don’t want it,” Burnett said, as a murmur went through the room.

“I’m 350 pounds, there’s no chump here,” said Taliaferro, a former Chicago police sergeant. “I don’t want to get off-subject, but I ain’t no chump. Anybody that knows me would tell you that.”

“Alright then, it won’t happen then,” Burnett said.

Burnett then spent the next several minutes intermittently making the case to the assembled spectators and reporters that “on the record, I did not call the alderman a chump.” (John Byrne)

3/24/2017 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another "study" revealed immigrants of both illegal and legal are flocking to Democrat Sanctuaries.
Then there's Nebraska, providing their arriving refugees with Welcome Baskets - complete with DNC chartered Voter Registration Applications, even though they are not citizens. Go figure.
Don't be fooled, Democrats may say Censored Residents are leaving, but the reality is the uncounted population is growing, way more than they care to tell us about. No illegal voter fraud either.

The good intentioned people, the tax-smart people are leaving. The destitute, uneducated, dependent and lawless are backfilling.
There's no room for anyone who questions where the sanctuary money goes.

Thinking that Illinois will on day recover is as likely as CPD getting Residency lifted.
The City should not be getting anything more from you than your workday attendance.
Stick it to Rahm who's willing to bankrupt the City for votes.

3/24/2017 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently retired from the Chicago Police Department and my children are raised they are out on their own my house is paid for I live in one of the few remaining good areas of this once great city. My wife and I were going to stay but as I sit here now I just got off the phone with American Airlines the vacation section the wife and I are going to Fort Myers Florida in May yes it's not a cheap vacation because we are booking somewhat late but we are going to be looking for properties in that area sorry to say this city keeps on thinking when you elect Democrats like the team we have now it is disgraceful what they have done to this once great city I read yesterday's Chicago tribune newspaper right on the front page big story about everyone playing this city the lady that is younger told the story of why her and her husband and new baby we're moving out one of the highlights was the violence the carnage is so bad here people are leaving the mayor according to the former United States attorney here is running the Chicago Police Department and a cheap the lives here are the citizens obviously aren't valued as much as the lives of the illegal criminals who are being protected and federal law is being violated the judges are culpable in this also letting these felons out to walk the streets Tony she is involved everyone elected is so afraid to upset the criminal element while the good people the honest people that try to keep this city great again are leaving in droves the mayor the county board president all the alderman all the senators the governor Mike Madigan etc all need to go in order to rebuild this once great state county city God bless America God bless the hard-working police officers please keep them safe from harm and say from being improperly portrayed by the dishonest media!

3/24/2017 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly true. There is a net decrease in population.

TRANSLATION
More productive working people are leaving than illegal parasites are entering.

See, the producers aren't as stupid as the politicians think they are.

3/24/2017 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) now this is good news President Trump told us the forgotten man and women during his campaigning that the people on welfare want to work and now it looks like many of them will have to start working like everyone else I'm not for the handouts governor mayor county clerk time to step up or step out it's over this president says what he means and means what he says :

Housing groups warn some 'could end up losing their homes' if vouchers cut

Gail MarksJarvis
Business

Proposed budget cuts at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development could leave thousands of low-income Chicago-area residents without the vouchers they need to stay in their apartments and halt construction of affordable housing, advocates warn. Chicago and Illinois housing groups are already lobbying Congress to reinstate the funding.

3/24/2017 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never thought I would say this but when I retire next year im leaving chi-town n the state any ideas a good place to retire where there is plenty of retired cops n military?

3/24/2017 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Chicago! Pull my finger...

3/24/2017 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article shows 66,000 migrated out of Cook county in a year- almost QUADRUPLE the next most losingest county.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/chicago-detroit-baltimore-lead-nation-population-loss-maricopa-county

3/24/2017 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Too many people moving to "third world" Indiana I guess. Isn't that right, Alderman Arena?


rb

3/24/2017 01:16:00 AM

Gary is definitely third world Chicago's future.

3/24/2017 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already got my spot picked out in Texas. Can't wait to get out of this shit-hole!!!

3/24/2017 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Destruction of Chicago all brought to you by the Democratic Party.♠

3/24/2017 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After my retirement and divorce, I am officially out of the Chicagoland area, and by April will be in a western state smiling every morning.

3/24/2017 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave as soon as you an with as much as you can

3/24/2017 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to leave! Chicago is a dump!

3/24/2017 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Center for tax and accountability disagrees and further says that Illinois has been shrinking for "90 years". What a joke. Like Officer Barbrady on South Park "nothing to see here folks, move along".

3/24/2017 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of it is summed up in CORRUPTION. Every negative in this great city is connected to corruption. The taxes, fines, real estate, jobs, promotions, "improvement projects,"

It is all dictated by the corrupt as it comes Democratic Machine.

3/24/2017 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who stays in Chicago, or Cook County for that matter, and does not have to, is a fool; anyone having to live there (employment, etc.), should move their families out sooner rather than later.....

3/24/2017 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again another terrorist attacking in France:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3174784/terror-lille-gunman-shoots-three-people-outside-metro-station-in-french-city/

Keep heads on swivel watch public buildings and airports are DOA police armed by now?they sure as hell better be!

3/24/2017 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relevant to previous post on "Problem Funerals", as well as why the bloated State-City agencies claim it is broke...they can't sustain the handouts with the tax base fleeing;

• The program pays for the funeral and burial expenses when a person's resources and all other sources of payment are less than the DHS standard payment rates.

• The Department pays funeral and burial expenses on two types of claims:
IL444-0029 - Funeral or Burial Claim (pdf) (submitted by a funeral home or cemetery)

• Illinois Department of Human Services - Funeral and Burial Unit

Another pat on the back for Rahm's buddy, Rauner the Reformer.
Just 2 of the many elected idiot liars that we don't need promising and not delivering.
But good news if you're a deadbeat panhandler entering the Sanctuary.

3/24/2017 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They call it the Windy City for a reason......

This City Blows!!!!!

3/24/2017 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grew up in Chicago Lawn. My parents hung in until the mid 1990's. I left in the 1970's and currently live due south in a nice town on the Gulf of Mexico. I pray to God to keep Chicago, keep it and its influences far away from me.

3/24/2017 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a professional realtor AND a patrolman. Nothing could be further than the truth. The city is booming. There are 43 construction cranes in the city. Building high end luxury condos and luxury rentals. Oh yeah- Chicago is the next Detroit. Laughing my ass off.

P.S. My wife is a full time realtor and she made a boat load of money last year.

3/24/2017 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago has one great asset that most of the country does not. Access/availability to water.

3/24/2017 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OK - I give up - What's a 9.5 finger midget?

3/24/2017 06:22:00 AM

Ok troll..... the above description is our very own asshole Rahm

3/24/2017 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Leave as soon as you an with as much as you can

3/24/2017 04:02:00 PM

I think the electeds beat you to it. It was fun while it lasted. The food was fabulous and the music was rockin', but this party is over.
Everybody is rushing to the exit to avoid getting stuck with the check.

All the areas losing population have certain characteristics in common. High taxes, lots and lots and lots of licensing, registration and usage fees, high crime, and the engine driving it all, solidly entrenched political corruption.

Just like the feral criminals they spend so much time, money and effort to coddle, the politicians have become ever more brazen because they haven't faced any consequences for their actions, political or otherwise.

3/24/2017 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't sell my freaking house! I'd be out of this city in a minute, I'm retired, but who would want to move TO this hell hole?

3/24/2017 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep mailing my alderman all my shopping outside Chicago receipts. Stick your .07 cents a bag up your *** !

3/24/2017 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bag tax and the impending liquid tax have both hit a nerve and pissed and freaked a lot of people out who formerly shrugged off Chicago and Cook County bullshit.

They made a big fucking mistake with these two.

3/24/2017 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to drive anywhere in the city without risking $100 tickets. Politicians and cronies keep getting richer, while everything else goes downhill. Trails and bike lanes when roads are falling apart? Corners torn up for crumbling rubber mats at what cost? So much corruption and waste. People running this city are not serious; their arrogance is matched only by their ignorance.

3/24/2017 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The incompetent democratic machine and their never-ending corruption. They just keep taxing the working class so they can steal more. I have finally had enough and it sounds like anywhere but Illinois would be greener pastures.

3/24/2017 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any connections to O'Reilly, Hannity or Michael Savage? If so please forward the recent John Arena Tweets. His Arena Greens Housing Project is the death of the Northwest Side.

3/24/2017 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to leave and take everything with me. I want to leave scorched earth....

3/24/2017 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) dean make sure you open your mouth about funding pension and rahm breaking federal immigration laws and some federal backing for CPD:

null
Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge #7
March 24, 2017
Chicago Lodge 7 President invited to Washington, DC
for a meeting with the Trump Administration

Earlier this week, President Angelo received a formal invitation from the National FOP Executive Board to travel to our Nation's Capital to participate in a meeting with key members of the Trump Administration. Although the specifics of the date and the meeting itself cannot be shared at present, this opportunity will certainly allow President Angelo to further establish Lodge 7 on the National level.

It comes as no surprise that the violence which continues to tear through our neighborhoods has the attention of every media outlet from New York to Los Angeles. On more than one occasion, President Trump referenced the bloodshed and shootings that seems to have Chicago in a death grip. We could only assume that the topic of Chicago crime might find its way on the agenda.

To that point, President Angelo will carry the message of the 'Working Police' to the White House in an attempt to ensure that your voices are not only heard, but that our input towards any future federally-supported solutions are seriously considered.


Be Safe & God Bless the Police.
President Dean C. Angelo, Sr.
Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge #7

3/24/2017 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Houston, Texas will likely displace Chicago as the 3rd largest city in the 2020 census. Houston was rated the 4th fastest growing metro in the country. Austin was number one, San Antonio 6th and Dallas 8th. And people continue to exit Illinois.
3/24/2017 11:04:00 AM

And in 4-8 years Texas will be a blue state. So enjoy that fucking mess.

3/24/2017 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprisingly, the city that lost the second largest amount
Has a Democrat mayor, and has so for the last 100 years.

3/25/2017 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they count the 800 or so residents that left in body bags last year?

3/25/2017 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the realtor cop and his wife above who claim the city is booming. If the city were booming it would not have a junk bond rating. Your pensions would be well financed and the population would not be shrinking. The schools would be working and the streets would not be populated by homeless beggars and crime. But most of all my friend, people would not be bitching as they are; everywhere here. So I call bullshit. You may be making a little money but the health of the city is not measured by construction cranes which by the way I challenge your count.

3/25/2017 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This place is a hell hole. A bigger hive of scum and villainy has never existed.

My House will be on the market this year.

3/25/2017 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave as soon as you possibly can. To coin a phrase, "the writings on the wall!" I left in 2011 and have never regretted it. Crime, aggressive panhandling, incredible open corruption and tax increases with no end in sight are just a few of the reasons. Constant low level threat of violence is everywhere. It cannot be escaped. Going out anywhere your guard is up and you have to be alert. Everyday exposure to this leads to a profound change in one's view of the city and other people and the view is not healthy. Take a look around! Everyone has their "battle face" on when out in the city going to work, shopping or just out to a restaurant. Happy smiling people are probably first time tourists.

3/25/2017 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just imagine if the city residency would ever lift how many city employees will leave by the masses, You would have to schedule a Uhaul moving truck months ahead so u can move out.....

3/25/2017 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the last productive citizen to leave Chicago please turn off the lights?

3/25/2017 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The bag tax and the impending liquid tax have both hit a nerve and pissed and freaked a lot of people out who formerly shrugged off Chicago and Cook County bullshit.

They made a big fucking mistake with these two.
3/24/2017 08:44:00 PM

I will not shop inside the city now, if bags are involved. My grocer of choice is one block outside of Chicago and, since I pass it daily anyway, it's no inconvenience to stop there.
Home Depot still gets a little business, if I need paint, or something that doesn't require bags. Otherwise, it's a quick trip to an adjacent suburb to load up on the thousands of dollars worth of stuff I buy there every year.

I spend a lot of money on construction-related items. It's more palatable to hand my money to a municipality that doesn't tax me into oblivion.

3/25/2017 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I keep mailing my alderman all my shopping outside Chicago receipts. Stick your .07 cents a bag up your *** !
3/24/2017 08:42:00 PM

You PAY for postage to protest paying for bags?

3/25/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any connections to O'Reilly, Hannity or Michael Savage? If so please forward the recent John Arena Tweets. His Arena Greens Housing Project is the death of the Northwest Side.

3/24/2017 10:18:00 PM
oreilly@foxnews.com

Hannity:
http://www.hannity.com/exclusives/contact.php

savage@wabcradio.com.

3/25/2017 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I am a professional realtor AND a patrolman. Nothing could be further than the truth. The city is booming. There are 43 construction cranes in the city. Building high end luxury condos and luxury rentals. Oh yeah- Chicago is the next Detroit. Laughing my ass off.

P.S. My wife is a full time realtor and she made a boat load of money last year.

3/24/2017 06:34:00 PM

YOU again?
Ok, ya big ol' bullshitter.

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, according to YOU is booming.

Tell us oh seasoned sage, what's booming in the
neighborhoods where the people who pay the freight live?

>Crickets<

Yeah... Thought so...

Downtown is full of corporate carpetbaggers
and high-paid transients looking to latch on
to the next big thing.

These rootless m/fers don't give a shit
about you, your wife or anybody else who
has deep ties here.

Fuck a construction crane Downtown...
They go up and down in this town like
Rahm during his bath house days.

When taxpayer money is actually being
re-invested where the tax payers actually
live, you'll forever and always be full of shit.

3/25/2017 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/25/2017 05:44:00 AM

The Best! F'in hilarious! You're genius!


BTW Just went to Marshalls I have to bring a bag for the clothing I just bought ore get charged 7cents per bag. Prom dress for my niece has to go in used Jewel bag! This place is mad!

3/25/2017 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal progressives will never believe they have destroyed this city until seconds after they are a victim, maybe.

3/25/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be that we have a declining-population problem because illegal aliens are not coming in fast enough?

3/25/2017 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell rahmie don't like Chicago! He hasn't done anything for Chicago. Worst mayor in history.

3/25/2017 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois governor vetoes Chicago pension fix, angers city's mayor

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/illinois-governor-vetoes-chicago-pension-221355603.html

3/26/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demographics is destiny. Get out while you can.

3/26/2017 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Demographics is destiny. Get out while you can.

3/26/2017 03:40:00 PM

Whoooooooo...

This just BEGS for being on a tee shirt,
coffee mug, drink cozy and ink pen gift set.

3XL please...

3/26/2017 10:13:00 PM  

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