Earlier this month, researcher Rob Paral joined us to discuss some demographic changes in the region
. Paral reviewed early census figures which reveal that African Americans and whites continue to leave the city. But so now are Latinos. They're going to the suburbs. And that just happens to be where the Latino political landscape is starting to develop as well. To learn how demographic shifts might be playing out in the political realm we turn now to two experts. Esther Cepeda is a Chicago Sun-Times
columnist and the author of the blog 600words
. Maria de los Angeles Torres directs the Latin American and Latino Studies Program
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was also a member of the late Mayor Harold Washington's administration.