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The Chicago region is one of the most segregated in the country, both racially and economically, and according to a new study from the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council and the D.C.-based Urban Institute, that's hurting the city.

The study finds that if the region were to address its segregation problem, it could reduce the murder rate, raise salaries for black residents and dramatically improve the economy. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with one of the study's co-authors, Marisa Novara (@marisa_novara), vice president at the Metropolitan Planning Council.

This article was originally published on March 28, 2017.

This segment aired on March 28, 2017.


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