Why Are Millennials Leaving Chicago?

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CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) interviewed Teresa Córdova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute and professor of urban planning and policy, in a segment on related to a Brookings Institution report on millennial migration figures for major U.S. cities. Córdova tells reporter Jim Williams that Chicago’s cost of living is a key factor behind the city’s declining millennial population.

“They’re leaving largely, I think, because it has to do with the cost of living,” said Dr. Teresa Cordova, of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. “We need to find ways to make housing more affordable; not just building affordable housing units, but actually bringing down the cost of housing.

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