Leadership Council finds high degree of segregation remains

February 23, 1998
The Chicago area remains highly segregated despite signs of progress in fair housing and increased diversity in a few communities, according to a report released Feb. 23 by the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities in Chicago.
     "Many people don't even realize that segregation is an issue in the Chicago metropolitan area," said Aurie Pennick, president and CEO of the Leadership Council. "Just because the Ku Klux Klan isn't marching every week and a few African Americans live on the North Shore doesn't mean we have achieved housing equality. This study is proof of continued inequality."