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(Chicago Sun Times) — The plague of foreclosures, which started in the lowest-income communities, is moving up the demographic scale in the Chicago area.  A report released Thursday by the Woodstock Institute shows that so far in 2010, new foreclosures are increasing fastest in formerly trendy neighborhoods in and near downtown. The numbers also are rising more quickly in the suburbs and the collar counties than in the city itself.  Woodstock found that city neighborhoods with the greatest increases in foreclosures were the Loop, 76.7 percent; the Near South Side, 70.1 percent, and the Near West Side, 63.7 percent. The results are for the first nine months of 2010, compared with the same period last year.

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