Posts tagged "New York Times"

Chicago lags four other major cities in income mobility

Chicago lags four other major cities in income mobility
Bootstraps, anyone? The chance that a child from a Chicago family at the bottom income level can ever climb to the highest level is lower than in four other major cities – New York, Los Angeles, Houston or Philadelphia. A Chicago child raised in a low-income household has a 6.1 percent chance of earning more... Read more »

In Auburn Gresham, can anyone afford their mortgage?

In Auburn Gresham, can anyone afford their mortgage?
In our final entry in our series examining where we live, Chicago Reporter Publisher Alden Loury talks about what the foreclosure crisis has done in his neighborhood. What’s going on where you live? We want to know. Take a look at your census tract with the New York Times’ slick map and tell us what... Read more »

No more kids playing at the fire hydrant in West Town

This week, we’re taking a break from examining other people’s neighborhoods and to reflect on our own. Day 4 of our census tract series comes from reporter Angela Caputo. Check out the previous entries in this series and come back to read more the rest of the week. It’s not hard to pinpoint what’s changed... Read more »
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Can you live in Chicago on under $30,000 a year?

When we data nerds at The Chicago Reporter saw the New York Times’ swanky census map last month, we were all drooling. And because you can look at any street, anywhere in the nation and see what’s happening where you live, it got me thinking. We here at the Reporter are always analyzing the city.... Read more »