Forbes has yet another list today. This time, it's "America's Most Miserable Cities." Chicago is third on the list, trailing only Stockton, Calif., and Memphis.
Milwaukee, though, wasn't on the list that last year put Detroit on top.
Forbes says this about the Windy City, "Lousy weather, long commutes, rising unemployment and the highest sales tax rate in the country are to blame for the Windy City being near the top of our list. High rates of corruption by public officials didn't help either."
The other cities in the top 10, in order, are: Cleveland, Modesto, Calif., Flint, Mich., Detroit, Buffalo, Miami and St. Louis.
According to Forbes, it compiled the rankings looking at the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., which meant those with a population of at least 378,000. They ranked these metros on nine factors: commute times, corruption, pro sports teams, Superfund sites, taxes (both income and sales), unemployment, violent crime and weather.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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