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  •  Kos stated it was CHICAGO based (1+ / 0-)
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    Bon Temps

    It covers 3 counties which are all very different. It is not Chicago based.

    •  it is a wacko-shaped DIVERSE district (2+ / 0-)
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      oceanview, Miggles

      it has only a tiny tip that is chicago. where you see the dense population under chicago are the r south suburbs of chicago. most of these are cook county, with just a tiny portion below the line where it says "steger" on the right above the pink line and "crete" below in will county.

      the bulk of these chicago suburbs have significant black/hispanic populations...the white population trends toward being older, though the majority of both tends to vote democratic,though low turn-out can easily bring a gop win in these districts. This is a blue collar area that lost most of its good union jobs, but there are still strong teacher's unions here.

      Will and kankakee counties have a  rural white conservative populations that tend to trend gop, except for the old downtown population of kankakee, which is minority-dominated.  Not many people here even work in chicago. If they do, they have to drive  nearly and hour to reach the very end of the commuter line which ends at at University Park.

      so the top part of the district very much associates itself with chicago and considers itself chicago based. those below that dense cluster at the top do not tend to consider themself to be chicago based.

      Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. -- Adlai E. Stevenson (GOTV)

      by marzook on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:44:01 AM PST

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