It’s a wonderful city and home, or adopted home of Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, “Da Bears”, countless electric blues musicians, Mike Royko, etc., etc. So it was more than a little disquieting to read this:
CHICAGO REQUIRES DISCLOSURE ON SLAVERY
Chicago’s City Council voted to require all companies doing business with the city to reveal any past “investment or profits from the slave industry.” This is really just the first step from a bunch of devout racists and professional victims from demanding slavery reparations, but if companies admit to past involvement in slavery and are penalized in someway, it would certainly count as extortion. I hope businesses decide to leave Chicago and layoff their Chicago-resident workers instead of participating in this racket.