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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan See Local Real Estate
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City: Chicago
Zip Codes: 60629, 60618, ... 56 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Chicago

    The unemployment rate in Chicago is 6.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chicago jobs have Increased by 1.39 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Chicago's cost of living is 10.90% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Chicago's Cost of Living
    Chicago's population is 2,720,550 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.27 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Chicago is $208,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.47%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Chicago public schools spend $14,559 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Chicago. Learn more...

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The Democratic party first succeeded by destroying the African American people beginning shortly after MLK's death. Breaking apart the once strong black family units, ... (Read More)



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Chicago is a world class city with economic and political challenges like nearly every other part of the United States. If you can get your mind to accept that reality,... (Read More)



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