Businesses Flee Chicago as It Crumbles

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In Gavin Newsom’s California, Los Angeles and San Francisco are both disasters, with homeless people on the sidewalks covered in their own feces, while the aquifers run dry, drugs are readily available, and citizens pay exorbitant taxes in exchange for receiving almost nothing from their government aside from pleasant weather and beautiful views, at least when the views aren’t ruined by homeless people urinating on the beaches or sidewalks before enjoying a nice dose of fentanyl. These aren’t terrific, and the widespread looting has just made them worse.

Then there’s New York, which was pleasant for a time when Rudy Giuliani cleaned it up, but is now another liberal hellhole where crime seems to be widespread and expenses are astonishingly expensive. At least San Francisco has a worse feces issue.

The city is so violent that many refer to it online as “Chiraq,” and frightening totals of those killed and injured in gunfights over the weekend frequently adorn the pages of the Chicago Star-Tribune, Fox News, and Townhall. 

However, Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago may be the worst of all. Although it doesn’t have some of the complex issues that LA, NYC, or San Francisco has, it does have a very severe problem with violent crime.

The number of people and companies that have left Illinois over the past several years due to rising crime has increased, according to a company owner in Chicago, Illinois, who claims that the city’s escalating violence prompted him to stop operating in the area.

After his crews were repeatedly robbed, sometimes in broad daylight, even after adding security to the jobs, Gary Rabine, founder of the Rabine Group and owner of 13 businesses, said this week that the rising crime in Chicago was a driving factor in his decision to withdraw his road paving company from the city.

“What happened eventually is we said enough is enough. We stopped doing work down there, we stopped doing work for the gas company, the electric company, the south side, the west side and eventually all over Chicago. Those companies now work in other places. They work over the border in Wisconsin, the outer suburbs of Chicago, where they feel safer,” Rabine said.