Race, class and neighborhood are just a few of the issues deeply dividing Chicagoans. But two things that unite them are fear about the increasing rate of violent crime and disapproval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
That's according to a new survey by the New York Times and Kaiser Family Foundation. It found that 62 percent of residents disapproved of Mayor Emanuel's job performance, while only a quarter approved.
The results show serious discontent with the police and those in charge of overseeing them, especially among African Americans. Only one-third of Chicagoans said they thought the police were doing a good job.
Residents have also lost faith in the courts and public schools. On the South Side, 71 percent of African Americans say their neighborhood lacks quality schools.