Posts tagged "cost of living"

Solving Illinois' $95 billion pension funding gap means changes for workers, retirees

Illinois may have more poor folks than we think

Illinois may have more poor folks than we think
How many poor people are there in Illinois? It depends on how you count. Illinois is one of 14 states where a new way of measuring poverty reveals that more of our residents are poor. The Census Bureau recently put out a report (pdf) on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, a new way of calculating the... Read more »

Nearly 1.9 million Illinois residents live in poverty

Nearly 1.9 million Illinois residents live in poverty
Fifteen percent of Illinois families lived in poverty in 2011. That’s according to new data released by the Census Bureau today from the 2011 American Community Survey. It’s nearly 150,000 more people living in poverty than in 2010. Illinois is one of 17 states where poverty rates increased, and the third year in a row... Read more »
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