There appears to be no sign of that stopping. And we are learning many small businesses are fleeing this major blue city, for one big reason.
From Fox News:
A business owner in Chicago, Illinois tells Fox News Digital that skyrocketing crime in the city forced him to quit doing business in town adding to the list of individuals and businesses that have fled Illinois over the past couple of years amid surging crime…
“We would do thousands of jobs a year in the city, but as we got robbed more, my people operating rollers and pavers we got robbed, our equipment would get stolen in broad daylight and there would usually be a gun involved, and it got expensive and it got dangerous,” Rabine told Fox News Digital.
How unbelievable. Crime is getting so bad in Chicago that road workers were being robbed at gunpoint… in broad daylight.
Criminals stole expensive equipment, disrupting work as they robbed these employees.
Gary Rabine, who owned 13 businesses in the state, said enough is enough.
He, along with many other business owners, is leaving Chicago and the state.
This isn’t some odd coincidence. Both the left-leaning Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago have turned a blind eye to rising crime.
It’s getting so bad that a seemingly endless parade of residents is fleeing even nice parts of the state.
The costs related to all this crime were making jobs twice as expensive. That is unimaginable.
How can any leaders, regardless of party, allow this kind of thing from happening? How can Mayor Lightfoot just sit back and watch criminals get away with robbing law-abiding citizens?
But that is just what Democrats are doing, all over the country. Their “woke” politics are putting hardened criminals ahead of hard-working citizens.
And these leftists refuse to admit such policies are driving people away. There is only so much a person can take before they are forced to leave.
Nobody can blame them. The scary reality is, that wherever Democrats have power in state and local governments, this happens.
Unless serious law-and-order leaders take over, the trend will only continue.
- Numerous small businesses are fleeing Chicago due to rising crime.
- In some cases, criminals are robbing workers in broad daylight.
- The state’s left-wing governor and the city’s mayor are to blame.