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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... Read more »

Suburbs should annex Chicago

If that sounds unlikely, consider Friday’s Tribune op-ed, “Chicago should annex adjoining suburbs.” In it, Edward McClelland, the author of “Nothin’ but Blue Skies” and  “How to Speak Midwestern,” reveals that Chicago can regain its former Second City status by annexing adjoining suburbs.  It would be a good way to capture their suburban populations, he wrote, and, more importantly,... Read more »
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