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growing needs

According to an article this week in the Chicago Sun Times,

Poverty in Chicago burbs up nearly 50%

a new Brookings Institution report shows poverty continues to rise in and around the US. In fact, Chicago area suburbs saw a large spike in the number of poor. Experts see a link between the recession and the rise in the number of poor in suburban communities. The poor population is growing faster than the rate of affordable housing options in those areas. While the number of poor living in Chicago, Naperville and Joliet increased an insignificant percentage, other Chicagoland communities jumped up from nearly 172,000 to more than 535,000 – a 47% increase! That is a huge percentage which carries serious implications for everyone.

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