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Old 06-09-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Drinking cold wine
Sure....And Merlot. Cold Merlot.
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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The US Conference of Mayors still sees a BETTER THEN THE NORTHEAST Growth for Chicgoland to come next 30-yrs.
Nobody knows what's going to happen in 2046. Birth rates, immigration policy, regional economic conditions, and climate all will change.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Hope so. Less People, Less problems
Or it's the opposite. All of the good people leave and nothing but thugs remain. Just look at Detroit.

That being said, I don't think it will ever get that bad here. Detroit's problem was that they focused on only one or two industries. Chicago is a world class city and has many industries.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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The population will become identically zero in 4.2 billion years.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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Default Pretty clear the cited report is really a desperate plea...

...to spend more more money on ROADS and other expensive capital projects. The report is merely part of the garbage generated by mayors who want Federal dollars that rarely are spent wisely.

Even if you believe that such spending is a good idea there is NO justification for spending in Illinois. It is quite clear that the areas most needing such spending are mostly those in the BOOMING areas --

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Most, though not all, metros enter 2017 with low unemployment, and record job levels. This
report has documented the plight of the metros which have been left behind.


...[among those studied some] metros will grow at less than 0.5% for the remainder of the decade. Twenty-four of these are located in five states, NY, OH, MI, IN, and IL.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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except the wrong people are leaving....
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Or it's the opposite. All of the good people leave and nothing but thugs remain. Just look at Detroit.
...
Are you sure? Some of the fastest-growing demographics in Chicago are households with six-figure incomes. And the average education level in Chicago continues to climb.

In 1970, out of 100 large cities, Chicago was 46th in ranking by percent of population with at least a 4-year degree. In 2010 it's 18th, with 34%, more than tripling. It was 14th in percentile change.

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Old 06-09-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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except the wrong people are leaving....
Who are the 'wrong people?'

Anyway, Chicago will grow if and when its finances are fixed and its shootings are addressed.

Rumours of Houston's perpetual growth are greatly exaggerated.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:05 AM
 
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Or it's the opposite. All of the good people leave and nothing but thugs remain. Just look at Detroit.

That being said, I don't think it will ever get that bad here. Detroit's problem was that they focused on only one or two industries. Chicago is a world class city and has many industries.
I highly doubt it. It seems like the poor are leaving and the rich are moving in. The problem is Chicago has A LOT of poor people so it's taking it's tool on the population numbers.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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Are you sure? Some of the fastest-growing demographics in Chicago are households with six-figure incomes.

And the average education level in Chicago continues to climb.
That's true in every metro area. Obviously incomes rise over time, and % bachelors rise over time. This is as true in Detroit as in San Francisco. It says absolutely nothing about the region's overall prospects.
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In 1970, out of 100 large cities, Chicago was 46th in ranking by percent of population with at least a 4-year degree. In 2010 it's 18th, with 34%, more than tripling. It was 14th in percentile change.
I would like to see this source. I'm willing to bet it isn't true.

Chicago was a highly educated metro in 1970, and is so today.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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I highly doubt it. It seems like the poor are leaving and the rich are moving in.
The Census data clearly indicates that the middle class is leaving Chicago. It isn't the poor, or the rich.
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