Portions of Chicago have resembled combat zones for years.
But in recent weeks, roaming groups of rioters have used the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis as a pretext to loot and destroy businesses both big and small in the Windy City.
The response from the city’s Democratic leaders has been less than aggressive — and now they’re facing the potential repercussions of that approach.
National retail chain locations have been attacked, looted or burned and are now closed in many parts of the city, as was outlined June 1 by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Walmart, according to reports, might not come back, at least not fully.