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Illinois Poverty Rate

Report: 1 In 3 Illinoisans Living At Or Near Poverty Line

Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

A new report sheds light on the troubling — and climbing — number of Illinois residents struggling to get by. Chicago-based human rights advoc...

State Poverty Statistics Stabilizing, But Still Grim

Posted 09.20.2012 | Chicago

New U.S. census data illuminates the number of Illinoisans facing poverty and other levels of financial insecurity as of 2011. The good news: numbers ...

New Data Shows Poverty Rates In Illinois On The Rise

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Some depressing statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday show that Illinois is currently home to more poor people than was the case nearl...