Malarky. Sophistry. Delusive. Whining. Three letters to the editor take me to task for explaining why I have left Illinois.
These facts show that Illinoisans are not leaving the state at a noticeably greater rate than residents of other states are leaving their own. Rather, people are moving to Illinois at a particularly low rate. So, instead of furthering a false narrative of an “exodus,” we should investigate and discuss solutions to Illinois’s low in-migration rate.
— Joe Camper, Chicago
This city is not a lost cause
Regarding commentary writer Dennis Byrne’s emotional farewell: My response? Goodbye. Chicago has significant but solvable problems that take people of courage, stamina and goodwill to resolve. There is far too much work to be done to carry people who don’t want to be here. I wish Mr. Byrne the restorative retirement he deserves and am happy that he will find many conditions in his new adoptive state to gripe about on his blog.
Why did it take him this long?
Dennis Byrne is retiring. But instead of just retiring and quietly going to Florida, he publicly announces it’s because he is fed up with the awfulness of Chicago.
Byrne has been whining the same whine for 30 years, but he never left until it was time to retire. Kind of takes the drama out of his declaration of contempt for Chicago, wouldn’t you say?
Enjoy the corruption-free state of Florida.