Chicago’s loss of 200,000 residents — more than 180,000 of them black — will make the process of crafting a new ward map “as challenging as it’s ever been,” a powerful aldermen warned Wednesday.
With Hispanics demanding more City Council seats and blacks determined to hold on to what they’ve got, the once-in-a-decade political sweepstakes to accommodate the 2010 U.S. Census will get under way Aug. 1.
The City Council’s Finance and Rules Committees plan to hire consultants and set up a war room to begin the process of redrawing the city’s 50 wards, each with a population of 53,000 residents, down from 57,000 a decade ago.
It’s not going to be easy.
I'd like to propose some questions to Mr./Ms. "Progressive"
If you had to guess, would you assume that the blacks leaving the city are more or less affluent than the ones who are staying?
What is it about all the amenities city life offers that has blacks leaving rather than staying?
Is it the...
Crappy business culture/employment opportunities?
Is it possible that blacks are leaving the city for the same reasons that whites are?