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Illinois Poverty Report

The Modern Face of Poverty

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

A few days ago, the Social IMPACT Research Center released its yearly report on the state of poverty in Illinois, and it's proven what we've known for a long time -- our economy simply isn't working for all too many hard-working Americans anymore.

The Numbers Game: Illinois's 33 Percent

Sid Mohn | Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

It's time for the state of Illinois and all state governments to take action. Increasing funding for lynchpin programs such as homelessness prevention and increasing the minimum wage are good places to start.

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...