During an event hosted by the Economic Club of Chicago on Wednesday, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski voiced his concerns about rampant crime in the Windy City.
“We are betting on Chicago in the long term because we think it makes good business sense,” Kempczinski said, adding that crime has become a major concern.
“There is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis,” Kempczinski continued.
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In addition, crime and lack of police presence were factors in why multiple small business owners in Chicago were getting ready to leave, CBS Chicago reported August 29:
Meanwhile, nearly 30 people were shot and five of them died last weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago, according to Breitbart News.
The city experienced 797 homicides last year, per [a] Bloomberg article.
“That’s the most since 1995, and a 60% jump from before the pandemic. Overall, crime has risen 38% this year. While murders so far in 2022 are down 15% from a year ago, overall crime in the district that includes the Loop jumped 89% this year,” the outlet said.
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