The sad and frustrating part of the won cases and huge settlements to the wronged gun owners IS that the money is coming out of MY very limited budget. Tax increases, fee increases, parking cost increases and every other kind of increases all combine to continue the lowering standard of living and dimishing quality of life here in my hometown of 64 years.
And YES of course I vote and of course I do NOT vote for the idiots who seem to win every election. But when it comes to things like Mayors and alderwonks, try to find an electable Republican candidate anywhere
near me on the S/W side in the city.
The City (and Cook County) always
have tort actions pending, sometimes high profile like Burge, and Berrios. Often they are lower key, like the woman in her 50's who was the fund raiser for Chicago Public Library who was fired because they "wanted someone younger." Cha-ching! There have been many cases of private vehicles hit by city equipment, with the drivers admitting that the snowplow or whatever caused the damage, only for the City to deny the claim for damages, or to offer a settlement so far below the cost of repairs that it is insulting. There is a pattern among the bureaucratic and political class of doing whatever they want, and then sticking the taxpayer with the bill. Berrios has cost the county $500k for nepotism. Richie Daley cost the City a $40k fine when he tore up the runways at Meigs Field without following the proper FAA notification procedures. And Ezell. Don't get me started on Ezell. What it adds up to is an atmosphere of bullying by government officials, a petty tyranny where the mayor and the aldermen thumb their noses and say "make me." Well, McDonald v Chicago made them. Moore v. Madigan made them. Wilson v Cook County may be next. Alderman Burke is setting up another on with his proposal to deny liquor licenses to establishments allowing concealed carry.