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Suburban Poverty

  • Aired: 12/21/2011
  • 09:00
  • Rating: NR
Suburban poverty has exploded over the last 10 years. Census data now shows there are more poor people in the suburbs in the Chicago metropolitan area than in the city. Elizabeth Brackett looks at what that means for the newly poor, and for the public and private agencies trying to meet their rising needs.
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