Poverty

New reports says poverty rose 8 percent since 2000
3:11 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

A Third of IL Residents in or very Near Poverty

http://www.heartlandalliance.org

A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a  new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.

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White Paper on Poverty
11:26 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Bill Knight - January 26

Bill Knight

 A large and growing number of Americans are poor or at risk of becoming poor as a consequence of the Great Recession, and many will struggle during a recovery, according to a white paper released last week by the national broadcaster whose appearance last week at the 20th annual Martin Luther King luncheon in Peoria was cancelled after some people complained that he’d criticized President Obama.

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