Body count. In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago, 221 killed in Iraq.
The leadership in Illinois is all Democrats:
Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin,
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,
Gov. Rod Blogojevich,
House leader Mike Madigan,
Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike),
Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of former Mayor Richard J. Daley)
Chicago is a combat zone. Of course they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans, there aren't any!
State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look'em up if you want).
Chicago school system one of the worst in country.
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he's gonna 'change' us???
Something to think about before you pull that lever!!!!