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Could Chicago Fall Behind Houston?!

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The thought of falling behind Houston in any category (except for that annual 'America's fattest cities' list) makes us shudder, but Vocalo blogger Lee Bey raises a legitimate point: Chicago's population dropped by 200,000 souls in the past decade, and although Houston's 2010 numbers haven't been released yet, it's possible that it could leapfrog Chicago in the near future. "It's not about bragging rights over size either," Bey writes. "A shrinking city is ultimately a decaying city, and one that becomes increasingly expensive to sustain and even harder to redevelop." [Lee Bey]