When I visited Chicago a few years ago I asked the resident of the suburbs that I stayed with about the danger in the city and how they managed it.
I was told that the worst of it was confined to certain areas and as long as you avoided those areas you were generally safe.
Chaos erupted in downtown Chicago early Monday morning, with widespread looting at countless businesses, property damage and shots fired both at and by police.
The unrest began at around 12:20 a.m., when police were called to reports of a mob scene on Michigan Avenue. Large crowds gathered outside the Saks Fifth Avenue and Coach stores, with hundreds of people yelling and throwing things at officers.
Looters were captured on video in multiple locations, with merchandise taken and storefronts vandalized. Officers were told to respond wearing helmets and there were multiple reports of gunshots.
And they thought the George Floyd Riots were a one off.
Here is a screen shot of a live report from the local NBC affiliate
According to the live reports some of the business’ that were hit had just reopened after riots in May
This is being called “the commute that wasn’t” because getting into the city was restricted after this started.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that these aren’t Trump voters.
Apparently unlike Seattle and Portland where “justice” involves burning down Federal building and attacking police, in Chicago “justice” is grabbing what you can so one can say the folks are at least a tad more pragmatic.
Pinball capital not withstanding I don’t think I’m planning on visiting again anytime soon.
Closing thought: The last republican Mayor in Chicago left office in 1931. That’s four years before the late Olivia DeHavilland who just died at 104 got her 1st big break staring with Errol Flynn in Captain Blood.