Is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot using her office to enact political retribution against her critics within the city? It’s starting to seem that way.
Chicago’s crime problem went from bad to worse last year as the city reported the most murders in a single year during any time in the last quarter century. But it’s not just the violence that’s becoming an impediment to businesses and real-estate values: thefts and robberies are also causing immense economic harm. Take the example of Gold Coast Exotic Motors.
The car dealership doubles as a purveyor of high-priced jewelry. But on Dec. 11, the business was robbed and merchandise worth more than $1MM was taken.
The merchandise taken included 8 luxury watches, according to the Daily Mail.
Gold Coast’s owner, Joe Perillo, met with Mayor Lightfoot in the days after the robbery.