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Chicago Tribune reporter, covering west suburbs (email@example.com or 312-340-1715)
But cities still have a bigger percentage, according to the Brookings Institution. The poverty shift has left many social service agencies unprepared. - chicagotribune.comchicagotribune.com — Bucking longstanding patterns in the United States, more poor people now live in the nation's suburbs than in urban areas, according to a new analysis. As poverty mounted throughout the nation over the past decade, the number of poor people living in suburbs surged 67% between 2000 and 2011 - a much bigger jump than in cities, researchers for the Brookings Institution said in a book published today.
chicagotribune.com — President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration Friday that will make federal funds available to Illinois residents in 11 counties hit by last month's flooding. Heavy rains led to floods that damaged and destroyed homes and businesses across the state in April.
chicagotribune.com — Students at Hadley Junior High won't find "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" on the shelves of classrooms or the library at the Glen Ellyn school. Glen Ellyn School District 41 has banned the book from the school after parents of an 8th grade student complained about sexual content and inappropriate language.
chicagotribune.com — He has yet to be sworn in but village president-to-be Alex Demos is already knee-deep in Glen Ellyn business. The 51-year-old entrepreneur has been making his rounds through the village, listening to residents still suffering from last month's floods. "It's moving faster as the days come closer," Demos said, of the transition.
chicagotribune.com — The city of Wheaton will be paying to fix an old pipe that contributed to flooding in the Briarcliffe subdivision during last month's heavy rain, though it remains unclear which agency is responsible for the infrastructure.
nytimes.com — Will Bourne, who became editor-in-chief of The Village Voice in November, and Jessica Lustig, the deputy editor since January, are leaving the weekly publication. They met with the staff at 11 p.m. on Thursday and said that Christine Brennan, executive editor of Voice Media Group, had instructed them to cut five positions from the 20-person staff.
chicagotribune.com — When the holiday season rolls around, downtown Wheaton will be short one tradition. There will no longer be a dancing ballerina in the store window of The Stork's Cradle, which is shuttering its doors after a decade on West Wesley Street. "It has been difficult," said Julie Reinhardt, who owns the shop with her mother Bonnie Rae.
chicagotribune.com — Vibhakar Pandya isn't taking classes on Lewis University's campus. He isn't paying the full Lewis University tuition either. But, when the 21-year-old walks across the stage during his commencement in December, his diploma won't look or be treated any differently than any other from the four-year university.
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