Chicago became a ghost town over the weekend. Citizens either left the city or stayed indoors. It also hurt business; hotels and restaurant occupancy was down. Mayor Rahm Emanuel bragged that the NATO summit would bring business to Chicago. Who does he think he’s kidding? Businesses use economic blackmail, threaten to leave city, to get tax breaks out of the city coffers.
And, who the hell is Black Bloc? I never heard of them until recently and it seems like they’ve been around. Well, at least the Chicago police department avoided a repeat of the 1968 riots. Good for them!
I guess Chicago can get back to normal now… to the city that doesn’t work!