Added Dec 27 2017
Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.
I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper room is very strong.
We need to pressure our representatives to restore our police stations for the service of policing and move the homeless to shelters or shame obscenely endowed none profit organizations (University of Chicago, Northwestern, Loyola, Depault) to build some new homeless shelters. Depaul University just got the City to build them a very expensive basketball stadium in prime real-estate in the South Loop. The Depaul basketball team hasn't been any good since the late 1970s. The Catholic Church has been really falling down in doing basic charities and now prefers to embrace PC Lib Leftist causes like making Chicago a sanctuary city where the laws against illegal immigration (drug trafficking, people trafficking, sexual slave trafficking) aren't enforced.
But, the key issue here is that we need our 51st street police station back as an effective police station and not a (diseased) homeless shelter.