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42 Illinois Counties Made the Poverty Watch List by the Social Impact Research Center

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois' poverty rate is the highest it's been in about 55 years, says a new study by the Social Impact Research Center. It's been on a steady rise for the last fifteen years, with 14.7 percent of Illinoisans now living at or below the poverty line as defined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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.