Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.
More than 500 Murdered in 2012!
221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
President: Barack Hussein Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.
Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us?
George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house. Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned some weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house. The "Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates."
But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except that the state will go broke before the country does.
Chicago and Illinois....set the pace for the rest of the country.