According to the Tribune, Chicago officials plan to unveil a list of 37 businesses — liquor and convenience stores as well as gas stations and fast-food restaurants — that they say are magnets for neighborhood crime. The list is the result of alleged violation and complaints about the businesses called into 311.
It's not clear if the calls were from gang members extorting the businesses, from other businesses trying to eliminate their competition, or legitimate complaints. But it doesn't seem to matter. The city has already determined who is "good" and who is "bad". According to Jennifer Lipford of the Dept. of Business Affairs, "if we take out the bad businesses and make room for the good businesses, that may help the entire neighborhood."
One store clerk disputes the city's findings, and told the Tribune that "he and other employees have called police [themselves] when too many loiterers gathered outside. ...More HERE