One of our favorite movies of all time is “Back to the Future.” As we plan our departure from Chicago, we can’t help but notice how over the last few years this city has slowly transformed into Hill Valley. Not the endearing and charming Hill Valley we all think of with the Clock Tower. No, of course not, we’re referring to the alternative 1985 Hill Valley.
Update: After writing this post about 10 years ago, everything’s basically come true. Crime has increased dramatically, small businesses have closed in droves, homeless and thugs own the streets, people who preached about gun control have now bought one (or more), citizens are scared to leave their homes, and politicians act like the times have never been better. Chicago has officially become the 1985 alternate universe, also known as ‘Biff’s World.’
The politicians in Illinois are giving me no other choice than to “make like a tree and leave.” Soon,
Rahm Lori will get his her downtown casino approved and Chicago will be one step closer to resembling Biff’s World. Here’s why:
- Chicago’s credit rating is going in the opposite direction
- Pensions are severely underfunded and taxes will need to be increased to pay for this liability
- 36 shootings – just this past weekend
- Strip mall vacancies are at an all-time high
- Potholes galore – even though every road is constantly under construction
- Schools are being closed
- Flash mob robberies on Michigan Avenue
- One of the highest gas prices in the country
When we return from our RTW trip and visit Chicago, I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot like when Marty McFly ends up in the alternative 1985.
We’re envisioning a Chicago filled with garbage, broken down cars, homeless people, and of course casinos. I wonder if we’ll be able to consider ourselves time travelers as we continue to witness the rapid deterioration of the city.
In order to put the universe back as we remember it, and get back to our reality, we have to find out the exact date, and the specific circumstances of how, where and when, young
Rahm Lori got her hands on that sports almanac.
Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Hey? Think, McFly!
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