The headline on this Chicago Sun-Times story is arresting, to say the least:

City of Chicago’s cash cushion plummets, debt triples, arrests drop, water use rises

The headline neglects the recent downgrade of the Windy City's credit rating and the weekend body counts which tend to match or exceed that of the famous Valentine's Day Massacre.

Citizens of Chicago will be told, by the usual voices, not to worry. Chicago, they'll say, is not Detroit.

But, then, Detroit wasn't Detroit, either. Until it was.

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