Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is poised to roll out the largest property tax hike for residents in modern history.

RAHM-008If only they’ll be alive to pay them.

Nine people were killed Wednesday, making it the deadliest day in the city since at least 2010, DNA info reports.

Among the dead was an 11-year-old boy, who was accidentally shot by a family member; a 60-year-old man; as well as several young men.

The boy reportedly found the gun outside and thought it was a toy.

The 60-year-old man was shot in the head in an incident police suspect is drug-related. Most of the other victims were in their teens or 20s.

According to the news site, there have been 1,549 shootings and 286 homicides in the city so far this year.

Meanwhile, Emanuel wants property owners to pay more to live in the chaos.

“The mayor is considering a property tax hike of between $450 million and $550 million for police and fire pensions, but he has yet to settle on a final number,” a City Hall source tells the Chicago Tribune.

He’s also planning to announce new taxes on garbage collection, a new per-ride fee on taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber, as well as on electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products.

Chicago Public Schools is getting in on the tax-raising act, too.

City aldermen are proposing a $50 million hike for school construction.

The Tribune notes Emanuel attacked his opponent Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for voting for a previous tax increase. The one he’s proposing is three times that size, according to the paper.

“It’s not as if we weren’t warned,” says Alderman Joe Moore. “We have known for several years that the pension shortfall was going to cause us to make some really painful decisions, particularly if we didn’t receive any relief from Springfield, and we didn’t receive any relief from Springfield.”

  • Pluto’s Moon

    Chicago = Barry’s Utopia

    LMAO !

  • Andrew Stern

    That tax hike is all to pay for the pensions of public employees. There are your heroes, gang, people who will bankrupt your city. Police, firemen, and others who are looking forward to sitting on their butts and collecting a fat paycheck till they die.

    Joe Moore wants the state to bail them out for making promises they couldn’t keep. Well, time to be honest with the public employees and tell them, “Sorry, but remember those too-good-to-be-true promises of easy retirement with lavish benefits? You aren’t going to get them. Suck it up.”

  • Seamus Me Boy

    Unfortunately this will not even phase the dumbasses that live in the city and keep voting for these lying pieces of garbage. Chicago=Stuck on stupid!

  • stbpntuo

    Ka-ching! Let’s give out super-fancy pensions to our buddies and then bilk the next generation. Time to move out of the cities.

  • jparker70

    wow, so glad i don’t live there

  • 42n81

    Good…hike even more. They deserve it. This is great news.

  • Slacker

    Hows that gun control working out for you there?

  • Tiger58

    That’s it! We’ll tax the people into prosperity! What a joke. Anyone living in Chicago should move.

    • jnsesq

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! They’ll bring their voting stupidity with them!

  • dacamafamily

    Soon to be another dead city.

  • 1984isnow

    These idiots in Chicago vote for morons. When they have had enough they move to red states and vote for morons reying to change the red state into the shitholes they came from just like illegal invaders.

  • Bob Wilke

    Hey, if you want to get rid of something, tax it. I was born and raised in Chicago and love the city but I only go back if it’s absolutely necessary. Why visit and pay a 10% sale tax, exorbitant lodging taxes, $55 per day parking and risk your life to crime, all at the same time?

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Great idea — raise taxes so more people and businesses leave an already devastated city.
    Democrats are incredibly stupid.

    • Clive_G

      If they weren’t stupid they wouldn’t be Democrats.

  • Live Free Or Die

    I hope everyone with a job moves out of chicago and every business closes. Leave nothing but government employees and welfare/gang scum. Detroit part 2 lol.

    • Bigdogsrun2

      No they need to stay and embrace the suck they voted for…. Otherwise they leave and like cancer destroy every city and state they flock to voting for the exact same ruinous policies

  • auggydog

    Own it Democrats.

    • OldUSCGRD2

      They’ll just blame Bush–it’s what they do.
      It’s an autonomic response that’s hardwired into the Democrat’s brain.

    • jnsesq

      That’s racist!

  • Michael Popilchak

    I purchase my vapor supplies outside of Chicago. These bonehead politicians are elected to represent us, but instead follow their own agenda regardless what the people want. The Blue Line CTA which is the first connection most visitors coming into O’Hare have of our city is a stinking sewer. Filthy smelly cars, late trains, homeless people and hooligans panhandling and even robbing passengers. But it’s more important for Rahm to raise the price on my vapor products with some new BS tax than to do anything significant. Chicago corruption at its finest!

  • orlfla

    Chicago politics only as Socialist can do it. Ya did a good job Alinsky.

  • Gordo

    Why do you boys keep electing these democrats. They have only one way to rule. Tax, tax, tax, tax.

    • OldUSCGRD2

      Because all the dead people keep voting democrat.

  • Kurt Smith

    …and every lib out there is STILL thinking…”uhh…duhhhh…..yep yep…tax the heck out of ’em…durhhh…yep yep…that fixes everything everytime….duurhhh…”

  • D.Russ

    Keep those “FILP’s” out of Indiana !

  • Lorenzo A Vina

    No matter how much you give them Democrats will squander it all and demand more. Chicongo, America’s cultural black hole.

  • jnsesq

    LOLOL. You liberal losers deserve every bit of all of this. Just don’t leave and bring “the Chicago Way” to your next watering hole. Metastasizing Democrat/Marxism must be contained.

  • OldUSCGRD2

    Nine people were killed Wednesday, making it the deadliest day in the city since at least 2010.

    Where are the #BlackLivesMatter folks on this?

    Of course Rahm doesn’t care. In fact, its a win-win for him. He doesn’t have to pat welfare to the dead, but they still vote Democrat.

    • krackerhac

      The dead Republicans vote Democrat in Chicago.

  • biglou15

    Another dem/socialist/progressive success. Chit-cago is about to become another Detroit as working people will realize how they have been had by the dems. But it is their own fault for either voting for dems or not voting against dems.

    • CatholicExDem

      Sorry, but ‘Working Dems’ will never ‘get it’. They’ll go to their graves thinking that it all would have worked if only taxes were a little Higher, govt a little Bigger, and guns just better controlled by the Govt.

  • jimGCB

    Conservatives should move out of Chicago leaving it to the progressives for survival – the city will decline further leaving a miserable quality of life – a life the remaining residents deserve for supporting far left Democrats.

  • Phantom11

    Might as well change the name of the city to “Detroit” at the same time.

  • Ron Gosling

    Republican’s fault.

  • Geoff Miller

    Love You Guys! Keep Up the Great Work!

    Sincerely,
    The State of Indiana

    • krackerhac

      Indianapolis Mayor took out a full page ad in the Tribune inviting all Chicago businesses that were fed up with Chicago policies to move to Indy. Just trying to make the migration out a little easier on the businesses.

  • Ben

    Joe Moore has served his purpose. I own a condo in his district and can’t send my son to that school there (New Field Elementary) because it is horrific. Joe has helped facilitate getting more section 8 in Rogers Park that ruin the schools and the neighborhood. I can only imagine what the original Philip Rogers (whom Rogers Park is named for) would think if he saw this today. My property taxes are through the roof. You should be required to bring your tax bill to register your kids at the schools or send them to another school.

  • Starrider

    Aren’t these democrats wonderful. This is how socialism works, just pay up now and get in line. You asked for it Chicago.

  • And those on generous City of Chicago pensions retire to Florida, Arizona, or North Carolina taking the money right out of the economy. #FLEECING THE SHEEP

  • Jon

    This is the donkey answer to everything. I wonder how much of the money is being siphoned off.

  • Daniel

    These mopes couldn’t govern their way out of a paper bag.

  • Drake Lennshere

    Stuck on dumb in Chicago land

  • krackerhac

    Any guesses if Barack and Moochelle move back to The Windy City?

  • CatholicExDem

    Hey, he just needs a little bit more Money. Then everything will be good. Do Chicagoans love Money more than they Love their Children? Won’t someone Please think of the Children?

  • Peter Ward

    Yes Chicago seems to like it’s crony political ways so let them eat tax