Chicago is your scapegoat city, and I get that you want to find some city in a blue state as part of your 'Blame the Democrats' narrative. Chicago is convenient for you to do that.
Really you should re-phrase, if accuracy and not perpetrating lies is important to you (it's not), "Don't laugh, Chicago isn't much better."
I wish St. Louis had better metrics compared to Chicago besides World Series Rings.
But for your Chicago scapegoating to be accurate...you may want to look at metrics and look at these cities with their murder rates first.
St. Louis, MO (69.4)
Baltimore, MD (51.1)
New Orleans, LA (40.6)
Detroit, MI (39.7)
Cleveland, OH (33.7)
Las Vegas, NV (31.4)
Kansas City, MO (31.2)
Memphis, TN (27.1)
Newark, NJ (25.6)
Pick on these cities, then you can worry about Chicago whose rate is (24)
Matter of fact....St. Louis is at number 1. That's right, they're not much better, they're a helluva lot worse.... but they're number one in something, and number two in World Series Rings.
Yeah, I know you'll get to the city government argument.....but whatever it takes for you to blame the Democrats, you'll never really have to come up with a real solution.
Just blame those Democrats....because when you don't have facts, Blame the Democrats is all you got.