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The 2 Chicagos: What a New Poll Says About the City and Its Residents


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …”

That famous line from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” may well describe the way Chicagoans feel about their city in this moment.

A new poll shows that city residents feel either immensely positive and optimistic or negative and pessimistic about the city based on factors like neighborhood, race and age.

Here to talk about what this says about the state of our city are the authors of the Harris Temkin Poll: Melissa Harris, a former Chicago Tribune business reporter and head of the marketing agency M Haris and Company; and Max Temkin, entrepreneur, designer and founder of the popular game Cards Against Humanity.

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