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The Age Of Chicago's Poverty

By Kiljoong Kim
Why North Side poverty looks different from South Side poverty.

Posted on October 2, 2014

Chicago's Baby-Making

By Kiljoong Kim
Who's having them and what it means.

Posted on November 25, 2013

Chicago's Silent Segregation

By Kiljoong Kim
The vibrant young workforce the mayor wants to attract will only make inequity in the city worse.

Posted on May 7, 2013

The Death Of American Community?

By Kiljoong Kim
A blow to the census solar plexus.

Posted on May 15, 2012

The Rich Are Who We Thought They Were

By Kiljoong Kim
And so are the poor.

Posted on July 29, 2011

Chicago Is Getting Old

By Kiljoong Kim
The link between large white elderly population and large youth minority population is quite intimate.

Posted on February 21, 2011

The Public Transit Paradox

By Kiljoong Kim
Public transit is built for those who need it least.

Posted on October 18, 2010

Speaking Chicago

By Kiljoong Kim
The irony of calling from Waukegan and Mokena to complain about folks who don't speak English.

Posted on May 26, 2010

The True Value Of Education

By Kiljoong Kim
The gaps in education will likely grow even greater despite a larger pool of college graduates.

Posted on March 29, 2010

The Other Side of Burnham's Plan

By Kiljoong Kim
The Plan displaced working class residents near downtown - and continues to do so today.

Posted on September 7, 2009

When We Leave Illinois

By Kiljoong Kim
Those leaving Illinois tend to be white, affluent, and old.

Posted on May 20, 2009

Suburban Decay

By Kiljoong Kim
Suburban poverty sprawls.

Posted on February 9, 2009

How We've Changed

By Kiljoong Kim
We are more single, divorced, widowed, and male. And fewer of our homes have plumbing.

Posted on September 30, 2008

The Hispanic Dilemma

By Kiljoong Kim
Hispanics often must choose to identify themselves as White or Other.

Posted on March 10, 2008

Chicago, Indiana

By Kiljoong Kim
Changing the definition of Chicago's metropolitan area impacts federal funding, mortgages and other financial tools.

Posted on October 23, 2007

Immigrants With a Twist

By Kiljoong Kim
Thousands of Asians in Illinois actually come from countries like Ecuador and Algeria. Thousands of blacks have emigrated here from Romania and Norway. The world is growing more complex, and so are our identities.

Posted on January 8, 2007

Where Do Chicago's Poor White People Live?

By Kiljoong Kim
Where do poor whites in Chicago live? Not by poor blacks.

Posted on September 11, 2006

When People Mix

By Kiljoong Kim
We've only begun to measure the multi-racial composition of our citizens. The 2000 census was the first time Americans we're allowed to check more than one box when identifying their race.

Posted on June 25, 2006

Mexico, Illinois

By Kiljoong Kim
Mexico provides more Illinois residents born out-of-state than anywhere else on the planet.

Posted on May 1, 2006

There Are No Asian-American Aldermen Here

By Kiljoong Kim
Asian Americans as a group have been a living under a strange mix of contradicting stereotypes. On one hand, they are seen as better off than any other racial/ethnic group.

Posted on March 13, 2006

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Vizio Settles Spying Complaints.
POLITICS - Where Is Accountability For The SAT?
SPORTS - Cheerleading's Peculiar Rise To Olympic Sport.

BOOKS - Chicago's Forgotten Black Scholar.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Celebrating Women Of Courage.


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