Chicago Penalty Up 25% as Rating Cut Evokes Detroit

Chicago Penalty Up 25% as Rating Cut Evokes Detroit

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Among the 20 largest U.S. cities, Chicago trailed only Detroit in the rate of population decline from 2000 to 2010. The number of Chicago residents sank 6.9 percent in the decade, to 2.7 million, Census data show.