The Chicago Tribune has an grim editorial:
Chicago's eternal struggle: Should I stay or should I go?No word yet from Barack Obama on this editorial. It's not like we didn't warn you you back in 2008.
More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago this year. The City Council just approved a new tax on water and sewer bills to pay for city workers' pensions. That's on top of last year's hefty property tax increase. Chicago Public Schools began the school year with a $1 billion operating deficit, and the Chicago Teachers Union might be headed for a strike next month. You can't blame taxpayers for seeing the city's future — and their future in the city — as bleak.
We want to hear what pushed you out of Chicago or why you've remained. Email a short letter on your decision to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish a selection of responses in Perspective.