A Nation Engaged: New Study Finds Disparity In Economic Hardship In Chicago

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Teresa Cordova, UIC professor and director of the Great Cities Institute, was interviewed today on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ-FM 91.5) “Morning Shift” about the institute’s index of economic hardship in Chicago’s 77 communities.

A new study has found many Chicagoans living on the South and West sides are struggling financially, while many living Downtown and in many North Side communities are not.

Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said there isn’t the same access to jobs in many South and West Side neighborhoods. Cordova said she believes investing in these communities is necessary to reverse the economic inequality.

Interview from WBEZ »