Chicagoans Believe Crime is Up
(Chicago Tribune) — Mack Julion has always been in love with Chicago. A Southwest Side resident, he swore he would never flee to the suburbs, playfully mocking friends as not being “real Chicagoans.” But now, crime in his neighborhood and across the city has worn that devotion thin.
“I’ve traveled around the country and have always said I wouldn’t consider living anywhere else besides this city,” said Julion, 45. “But I’m to the point now where I’m looking to move out to the suburbs. It’s just getting too crazy here.”