Chicago and Illinois' dismal future as viewed from an outsider.

There's much to contemplate in this article about Chicago and Illinois' dismal future. This native Chicagoan, now with the Heritage Foundation, warns we're the canary in the mine, whose catastrophic financial condition could spread to other localities. It's the public employees' unions that are the problem.

Stephen Moore more writes:

The shame of all this is that Chicago is a world-class city. It is the capital of the Midwest and by far the most desirable city in the region to live in. It should be, and could be, America’s Hong Kong if it weren’t for the ‎labor agreements that are shredding basic government services and making the city unaffordable.

What is scary is that the fiscal virus that has incapacitated this once-great city and state may soon spread to a city or town near you.

Amazingly, national Democrats are saying with a straight face that to help American workers and make the country great again we need more powerful unions.

It's not amazing to us in Chicago and Illinois, who are dangerously close to the precipice.

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