Thanks for update. I use to live in the Lake View area of the city until the early 1990s when I moved away. I was last there back in February to visit friends and I noticed some of the areas north of the Lake View area are now starting to see cultural enrichment taking place. These were once solid stable areas that were still not too pricey. The city’s demographics are changing rapidly and this new demographic is bringing a lot of crime and issues with them. The city’s current mayor is a joke. I saw a press conference this morning and all she did was blame guns for the current problem. She never pointed out who the culprits are that looted last night and early this morning. I know a lot of Chicago residents that are planning to move out. The current situation is going to get much worse.I live in the heart of downtown Chicago. The north side and downtown near the river which are the wealthiest neighborhoods (River North, Gold Coast, Loop business district) were completely ransacked and destroyed overnight. Plenty of businesses were destroyed during the May riots and had to rebuild only to have massive rioting come back again overnight. Many smaller businesses already closed due to the lockdowns and now more won't recover from this destruction.
This city is out of control and simply unstable. The mayor and police have lost control and this is no longer a protest issue, but rather about skyrocketing violence and aggression coming from "youths" from the South and West sides to terrorize the rest of the city of Chicago. I have lived here for almost a decade and never have felt this level of tension just walking the streets and normies are starting to wake up as it is just impossible to ignore.
Here is a good Twitter account to follow for real updates: