Did you know that the Latino population in Illinois rose by a half-million in the past decade, but only about 30,000 of those new Latinos were Chicagoans? It all reflects the radical shifts in our population, including the more than 180,000 African-Americans and 60,000 white residents who left Chicago for various reasons over the same period.
Two people whose particular expertise covers Latino issues and population trends join us this week. Sylvia Puente heads the Latino Policy Forum, and Chip Mitchell reports from WBEZ’s Humboldt Park Bureau.
The struggle to find an equitable redistricting map for the City Council in light of these new realities, Chicago lands the G8 and NATO summit, then learns they’ll be at the same time as the Restaurant Show, and do you believe in “clean coal”? If yes, PQ has a big plant he wants to put in your back yard. That and more on this week’s Chicago Newsroom.