Maybe there are some Chicago residents here who can add more information, but I wanted to talk about the events a couple of nights ago along Miracle Mile.
A huge group of people, acting apparently in coordination, committed widespread vandalism and looting of stores and buildings in the area. There were constant sirens and gunfire throughout the night.
National media isn’t really picking this up, save for an article on CNN that doesn’t truly describe the full extent.
A good friend of mine lives only a few minutes from there, and he is so shaken by what happened he’s leaving the city immediately. He GREW UP in Chicago so he’s no stranger to the problems in the city but this is the last straw for him.