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Chicago named 4th most
miserable U.S. city by Forbes;
Rockford, Lake County,
Gary also in top 20

Chicago Tribune/Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2013 11:41:19 AM

NEW YORK- With its violent crimes, high unemployment, dwindling population and financial crisis, Detroit was named on Thursday as the most miserable city in the United States. It toppled Miami, which held the title last year, and surpassed Flint, Mich., Rockford and Chicago in Illinois, and Modesto, Calif., which rounded out the five most unhappy urban areas on the list. Rockford was ranked third due to its 11.2 percent unemployment rate, Forbes said. Forbes cited violent crime, high foreclosure rates and declining home prices as the reason it pushed Chicago into the fourth spot, along with

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/22/2013 12:28:35 PM     (No. 9190956)

Common denominator: Ruled by ´Rats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/22/2013 12:33:19 PM     (No. 9190966)

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters fails to recognize or address a common denominator among all of these miserable US cities--the pigment and politics of the "leadership" thereof.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bhkat, 2/22/2013 12:51:30 PM     (No. 9191000)

It isn´t the pigment of the leadership that is the problem. It is the mindset that people need to pay more and more of their "fair share".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/22/2013 12:52:37 PM     (No. 9191003)

Democrat = Lowest Common Denominator (LCD)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/22/2013 12:56:02 PM     (No. 9191010)

So the progressive´s plan is working. Of course the progressive will not be happy until we are all living in the most miserable place in the world.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 2/22/2013 1:11:50 PM     (No. 9191029)

I was born and raised in Chicago (a city I still love) during the 50s and 60s. Chicago was able to avoid the fate of crapholes like St Louis, Cleveland and Detroit back in the 70s when each city lost more than half their populations and most of their businesses. Bwlieve it or not, what saved Chicago was the otherwise corrupt Mayor Richard J. (not M.) Daley who kept Chicago business friendly and the city´s less savory elements confined to their neighborhoods. That´s all different now. After his son Richard II, and now Rahm, Chicago is finally beginning to circle the bowl.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/22/2013 1:26:34 PM     (No. 9191063)

Which cities are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Detroit? Camden? LA? There are so many bad cities.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/22/2013 1:45:07 PM     (No. 9191103)

Chi-ca-ca is fake. It´s a fake pretty picture laid over a toilet bowl. It´s a crap-hole. It´s full of violence, murder, crime, traffic, crooked cops, crooked politicians, crooked unions, liars, thieves, bad weather, death, and the Obama mentality.

It deserves to be Number ONE on the WORST cities to ever live in. Thank GOD I joined the US Air Force in ´67 and got the hell out of there for good!

PS to #6...I went to St. Clement grade school on Orchard and Deming and St. Benedict High School on Irving Park and Leavitt on the North Side. Thank GOD we werent born on the South Side or had to go to any Public school there!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 2/22/2013 1:53:03 PM     (No. 9191118)

My hometown of Detroit is number one. Eat your heart out, Chicago!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 2/22/2013 2:04:35 PM     (No. 9191147)

#8, not meaning to chat, but I left home a year after you and also joined the AF! Stayed for a long career and retired in ´93. Live downstate now, and have since the mid 80s.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/23/2013 9:32:22 AM     (No. 9192277)

Flint ,Mi has been at or near the top of that list for many years. What say you, Mikey Moore?

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