Chicago's population slides again

Greg Hinz reports in Crain's Chicago Business that Chicago population drops for third year in a row.

The net loss isn't much, just a few thousand, but significantly, African Americans are leading the parade out of the city. Which probably accounts for the fact that the only suburbs that are seeing a small  increase are southwest and west communities such as Naperville, Plainfield and Joliet. That's the path that black families have usually taken to escape the hell that's know as the South and West sides. 

For me, the news is that even some suburbs are showing small losses instead of gains. Among them are Deerfield, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Orland Park and Waukegan. Maybe this says something about how the state also is driving people out of Illinois. Not that the Democrats, grabbers and gonifs who run things in the city and state will give a damn.

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