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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 16, 2013

Illinois Poverty On The Rise: Report

By Jim Meadows

An annual report on Illinois poverty lists Champaign, Coles and Vermilion Counties as having some of the highest poverty rates in the state. Only Jackson and Alexander Counties in southern Illinois had poverty rates higher than those measured in Champaign County in 2011. The numbers come from "Illinois's 33%," which is  the annual report on Illinois Poverty issued by the Chicago-based Heartland Alliance.

Categories: Poverty







CU-CitizenAccess - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2012

Reserved Housing Vouchers Raise Questions Among Community Members

By Robert Holly

Several community members plan to voice concerns Thursday over a set of housing vouchers that are being held in reserve while 400 low-income households are kept on a waiting list.The Housing Authority of Champaign County said earlier this month that it had 233 “housing choice vouchers” in reserve to provide assistance for those households displaced by redevelopment projects.

Categories: Economics, Poverty

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