posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:28 PM
I live about 30 minutes west of Chicago too, South East of Aurora although I lived in the city (East Side) till I graduated college. FWIW, here’s my
take: every spring in Chicago (I’m sure its typical to most northern urban areas) there is about a 3-4 week period of intense violence that concedes
with spring/summer. The first really nice weekend, the gang bangers who have been locked up in doors all winter go ape #. They made a big deal out of
this last year in Chicago as a way to get the police superintendant, Jody Weiss, fired although from my experience this spring/summer surge of
violence is like clockwork. The mobs of shoplifters does seem new, but there have always been attacks on tourists.