Chicago neighborhoods near downtown are booming while several South and West side communities continue to lose population.
Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
The decline in Chicago’s immigrant population is steepest among Latino immigrants, especially Mexican-born residents.
The fastest-growing racial group in Chicago and Illinois is slowly beginning to chip away at barriers that have limited its political voice.
Chicago’s population declined again in 2018. But some parts of the city are growing while others are losing population rapidly.
Ameya Pawar, the first and only Asian American to serve on Chicago’s City Council, leaves office after eight years.
Households with immigrants that don’t participate in the census could include citizens who would also go uncounted.
A local Muslim civil rights group says that trend is mirrored in Chicago and its suburbs.
Experts cite a lack of federal funding, access to adequate health care and cultural sensitivity for the rising rates and wide disparities.
The population of Cook County population dipped below 2010 levels for the first time this decade.
The committee’s goal is to help ensure that people of color, veterans, the homeless and others are counted in the 2020 census.