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Richest Man in IL Moves Biz From Chicago to Miami

The richest person in Illinois announced Thursday he’s moving his hedge fund firm’s headquarters from Chicago to Miami, Florida, coming as he said that crime in the Windy City is far too high.“Chicago will continue to be important to the future of Citadel, as many of our colleagues have deep ties to Illinois,” billionaire Ken Griffin wrote in a note Thursday to Citadel’s employees. “Over the past year, however, many of our Chicago teams have asked to relocate to Miami, New York, and our other offices around the world.”
“I am excited to share with you that Citadel is moving its global headquarters to Miami,” the letter read, according to several media reports. “Miami is a vibrant, growing metropolis that embodies the American Dream. I am excited to have recently moved to Miami with my family and look forward to rapidly expanding Citadel in a city so rich in diversity and abounding with energy.”
Griffin has provided more than $600 million in gifts to educational, cultural, medical, and civic organizations in Chicago over the years, his spokesman, Zia Ahmed, told the Wall Street …

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