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Chicago’s Demographics Are Changing. How Will The Next Mayor Respond?

Leading up to the February 26th municipal election here in Chicago, the Morning Shift featured a series of conversations about some of the biggest issues Chicago’s next mayor will face. We talked education, crime and policing, economic development, and more.

One of our most popular interviews for that series was my chat with Chicago demographer Rob Paral about the city’s population in recent years and its overall demographic shifts.

Now that we’re just a little more than a week out from the April 2nd runoff, Rob Paral joins the Morning Shift to continue that conversation.

GUEST: Rob Paral, Chicago demographer

LEARN MORE: Chicago Area Loses Population For Third Straight Year (Chicago Tribune 3/22/18)

Chicago’s Population Drops For Third Straight Year: Census (Chicago Sun-Times 5/24/18)

As Hard Times Continue For Black Residents, Many Moving Away (Crain’s Chicago Business 12/6/18)

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