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This is a time lapse of Shanghai, China from 1984 to 2016. Shanghai is located on the east coast in China, just south of the Yangtze River and the Huangpu River runs through it. According to Statista 2018, Shanghai’s population was around 7.1 million in 1985. In 2016, it grew to be about 24.61 million. Shanghai was the fastest growing large city and the largest city by population in the world. It’s growth rate was 10 percent a year for the last 20 years. This population is expected to keep growing.  Reaching around an estimated 34.34 million by 2035.

With the rising population and increased threats of global warming, Shanghai is left vulnerable to extreme flooding. It has two coastlines, miles of canals, rivers, waterways, and shipping ports. This makes it one of the most vulnerable cities in the world for catastrophic flooding, according to a report done by a team of UK and Dutch scientists. Many factors play into why it is considered the most vulnerable city, such as population living close to the coastline, prevention, and recover time from floods. An estimated 17.5 million people could be impacted.

Measures have been taken by the government to try to prevent these catastrophic floods and divert the water somewhere else. It will be interesting to see how the city changes in the next 30 years.


Craft Beers in Illinois

Craft breweries in the United States have been on the rise in the past years. As these small breweries become more popular, they begin to pop up all over the states and they are thriving. This shows the rise of craft breweries in Illinois in the past six years.


Pride Parade Attendance over 30 years.



The Chicago Pride Parade takes place on the last weekend of June, which is gay and lesbian Pride month, every year. The first parade in Chicago was in 1970 and has been held every year since. This data shows the increase in attendance at the Pride Parade in Chicago, Illinois. The attendance increased by 2757% from the year 1985 to 2014. Chicago Pride Parade draws a crowd of over a million people with hundreds of thousands coming in from other cities and countries. It is one of the biggest Pride Parades in the world.

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at


By Bob Smith


Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.


“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”


MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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