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Census Bureau: Chicago Is Growing, But Slowly

    The population of Chicago has climbed but it climbed slower than any major city in the United States.

     

    The U.S. Census Bureau's national estimates released Thursday found that Chicago's population rose about 10,000 between July 2011 and July 2012 to just over 2.7 million.

     

    The city's growth was enough for Chicago to remain the nation's third largest

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Mayor Not Concerned About Political Impact of CPS Closures

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he's not concerned with the political consequences that could come his way if the Chicago Board of Education approves a plan to shutter more than 50 schools.

       

      He's so sure his plan is the right one that he said not taking the action would have far greater consequences for the students he said would be robbed of a

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Report: Daley's Staff Sensed Parking-Meter Woes

        Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staff was aware of major problems with the city’s parking-meter privatization deal in 2010 — a year and a half before the costly issues publicly surfaced, according to hundreds of pages of documents released Wednesday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

         

        The documents detail behind-the-scenes sparring between

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago