WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own
Chicago Police vehicles sit along Michigan Avenue as officers monitor the area in Chicago, Illinois, on June 18, 2021. – Businesses and restaurants in downtown Chicago that survived the pandemic-related economic slump, as well as two spasms of looting last summer, should be ecstatic with Monday’s reopening of America’s third-largest city.
Yet, many are batting a new hardship — a surge in crime that is keeping customers, and their money, away. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP) (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
Jack Lavin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, joins Anna to talk about how crime is impacting the Chicago economy.
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