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Old 06-15-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Little Village
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Hope so. Less People, Less problems
LOL! Ask Detroit how well that worked out for them. It depends on who stays, and who goes.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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I agree and understand why many are leaving. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens to the Chicago area in the next 20+ years.
Two words. Northwest Indiana! So much more affordable, low taxes, good schools, great shopping, etc.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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Two words. Northwest Indiana! So much more affordable, low taxes, good schools, great shopping, etc.
Pretty damned far away and you have to drive through some of the worst parts of the Chicago area to get to Chicago, but it is a bargain.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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Violence is getting worse. Another shooting downtown
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:39 PM
 
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If global warming exist it will start going up in about 40 years. Just saying
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:46 PM
 
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If global warming exist it will start going up in about 40 years. Just saying
Hope I am not around by then if that is the case!
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:08 AM
 
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William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, said he thinks the trend points to conditions beyond just crime.
"People move from the city to the suburbs for a host of things, crime being one of them. But I wouldn't expect those people to move from a whole metropolitan area. Something bigger's going on," he said, referencing the region and state's general population loss

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Experts believe it's largely middle-class families leaving Chicago, although affluent African-American families have relocated too. In 2015, a Tribune article detailed how Chicago had fallen out of the top 10, from seventh place to 21st, in the percentage of black households earning at least $100,000. Many of the cities on that list are now in the South as a result of reverse migration.
Black exodus accelerates in Cook County, census shows - Chicago Tribune
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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LOL! Ask Detroit how well that worked out for them. It depends on who stays, and who goes.
Actually, it's not turning out bad for Detroit. It let them reset and diversify their economy. Detorit has a lot of incoming investment now.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:59 AM
 
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Actually, it's not turning out bad for Detroit. It let them reset and diversify their economy. Detorit has a lot of incoming investment now.
"polish a turd" -- the fact that many of the best paying jobs in the greater Detroit area were once with firms that were not actually making cars but part of the network of suppliers whose workers made the machining that was necessary for high volume assembly lines was a HUGE part of the relative affluence of the area. The fact that those firms have now spread out to places that never before dreamed of good paying jobs like that says much about the destructive power of Detroit's bankruptcy -- https://aama.memberclicks.net/

Playing around with this sort of idea it is not hard to imagine that WHEN Chicago is officially unable to borrow for its continued operation, firms that once were powerhouses here could use the bankruptcy as an excuse to finally pull the plug on their traditional base of operations. If conditions are better in Toronto or Houston for the financial firms you can count on mass exodus.

Your "silver lining" thinking might then say "look at the new investment repurposing the trading floors of the commodity and options pits while the reality is that all the good paying jobs have long since moved to cities that are happy to benefit from the meltdown of Chicago...
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So much for the theory that only poor blacks are leaving Chicago as the woefully misinformed on this site like to think.
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