“If his tenure as mayor is ever to be judged a success, he will need to reduce violent crime and defuse the city’s pension time-bomb as well.”

Comment: The Economist is certainly right about pensions, but wrong about violent crime. The fact is that murders are less than half what they were not long ago, and the murder rate is much lower than many other cities.

 

 

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/12/chicago-politics