Dolton, Illinois

by ekouassi16,

Although I live in New Jersey, I have a friend that is from Dolton so I am aware of the community. Dolton is a predominantly black community, directly south of Chicago's Riverdale. Dolton's population has been decreasing since the 70s due to the massive closing of factories in Chicago. This has spurred a myriad of problems including the significant increase in the water bill for the residents of Dolton. In fact, MPC reports that Dolton's average household income has increased by only 1% since 2008. Compared to the whopping 123% change in the average water bill for the residents. The average water bill is currently $71. A low-income household in Dolton must work a total of 22 hours to pay the water bill.

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