Illinois - Chicago

by Kimp 6. June 2013 22:47
Chicago has an interesting history. It started from very humble beginnings. Illinois decided to build a canal to connect the Chicago river with the Mississippi and land speculator's started buying up lots of land, expecting Chicago to become a major transportation hub, which it did. First via river barge, then via railroad. Big job market brought in lots of immigrants and Chicago has grow exponentially every since. Lots of growth and immigration meant it was easy for organized crime to move in. From several stories, that I was told be locals. It appears that their are still struggles within the city. The most prevalent seemed to center around politicians ,who appear (to the layman), to often put unqualified people in important money controlling positions. [More]