Facing Chicago’s Future


The recent NATO summit set the world’s attention on Chicago for a few busy days this spring, offering an image-building opportunity for civic boosters touting the city as a thriving global player. But in this edition of the Quick Studies podcast, Connie Mixon, director of Elmhurst’s urban studies program, says the city and its suburbs face some pressing problems. Mixon is the co-editor, with former Chicago alderman Dick Simpson, of Twenty-First Century Chicago, a new book that considers the future of the city and its suburbs.


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