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A scorching accusation by a candidate for Illinois governor adds fuel to the gentrification debate in Chicago.

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Researchers of demographic shifts in the Chicago region have some interesting takeaways following analysis of census data. One calls the findings “staggering.”

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Some 8,638 Chicago residents left the city in 2016. (Bert Kaufmann / Wikimedia)

For the second consecutive year, the city of Chicago experienced higher levels of population loss than any other city in the nation, according to 2016 data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The latest U.S. Census Bureau reported a dubious distinction for Cook County: the second most-populous U.S. county now leads the nation in population loss with over 10,000 fewer residents in 2015 than just a year before. 

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