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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 »

Number of poor Chicagoans increases by more than 40,000

A smaller Chicago is seeing a greater percentage of its residents slip into poverty. That’s one of the takeaways from new city- and state-level data the U.S. Census Bureau released last week. The number of poor people in Chicago leaped by more than 40,000 between the 2000 Census and the 2010 American Community Survey, from 556,791 to... Read more »

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago

Why the widening wealth gap is no big surprise to Chicago
Big and terrible news yesterday: the wealth gap between white people and minorities is widening. It was already wide – enormous, in fact. But it’s gotten worse. Take a look at the graph at the top. Every group has taken a hit since 2005 because of the recession. But the net worth of Hispanic and... Read more »
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