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The intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road in Berwyn, Illinois. Western suburbs like Berwyn, Cicero and Riverside lost about 5% in population, according to the most recent census.

Tim Boyle/For the Chicago Sun-Times

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The intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road in Berwyn, Illinois. Western suburbs like Berwyn, Cicero and Riverside lost about 5% in population, according to the most recent census.

Tim Boyle/For the Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County suburbs losing population, and far southwest suburban counties gain

Between 2020-2023, Cook County as a whole lost nearly 4% of its population.

The intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road in Berwyn, Illinois. Western suburbs like Berwyn, Cicero and Riverside lost about 5% in population, according to the most recent census.

Tim Boyle/For the Chicago Sun-Times

   

It’s not just the city of Chicago that’s losing population; it’s also suburbs in Cook County, according to new Census data. But some counties farther out from Chicago are gaining residents big time.

Reset learns more about this trend, and some of the factors at play.

GUESTS: Jackie Forbes, executive director Kane Kendall Council of Mayors, Chief of Planning and Programming for Kane County Division of Transportation

Vernard Alsberry Jr., Mayor of the Village of Hazel Crest

Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter covering trends in the suburbs 

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