This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Tuesday, November 1, 2016:
Not only is the population of Cook County, Illinois shrinking, it is disappearing faster than any major metropolitan area in the country. According to the Census Bureau 10,488 residents left over the last 12 months.
The Chicago Tribune interviewed dozens of them to find out why they left. Reasons included high taxes, the state’s budget stalemate that’s been going on for years, the high crime rate, the lack of employment opportunities and, of course, the weather.
The Tribune was unable to interview the 641 persons murdered so far this year in Cook County, nor was there any attempt that this writer could find to interview the more than 3,660 people recovering from gunshot wounds suffered so far this year. Had they done so, the Trib’s indefatigable investigators would likely have found that