A Brookings Institute study of the Chicago area shows that for the first time more people live in poverty in the suburbs than in the city. In DuPage County, one of the wealthiest counties in the country, poverty has grown by 185 percent over the past 20 years, which means that nearly 60,000 people live below the poverty line, as defined by the federal government. Federal, state and local funding for the poor still goes disproportionately to urban areas, which means that local agencies are pressured to fill the need. The Peoples' Resource Center in Wheaton, DuPage's county seat, has seen a 200 percent increase in demand over the past five years. Many of the people served by the center have fallen out of the middle class, such as a single mother of two who has two master's degrees and is the daughter of a college professor. Last year she made only $11,000 as a substitute teacher (PBS NewsHour, December 30).