Conditions for black Chicagoans have become worse vs. the country overall and also compared to the rest of black America. Yet there are signs of a population turnaround.
By Ed Zotti Oct 4, 2019, 11:00am CDT
Ed Zotti / Sun-Times
Pete Saunders, an African American urban planner with a master’s from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has mixed feelings about leaving the city.
“The prevailing attitude among black people in Chicago is that, to move up, you’ve got to move away,” he says.
He and his wife, Gwen, left the South Side community of Auburn-Gresham and now live in Naperville, where they enjoy suburban amenities ranging from excellent schools and safe streets to no requirement