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Illinois Poverty

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74,000 in Illinois to Lose Food Stamps in Republican 2012 Farm Bill, Nutrition Advocates Say

(Chicago) – April 5, 2012. Special Report: Indiana U.S. Republican Senator Richard Lugar reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. Those estimates come from a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Appoints 22 Members to Commission to End Hunger

(Springfield, IL) March 2, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced 22 appointments to a commission aimed at eliminating hunger in Illinois. Continue reading »

Illinois Poverty: 983,744 Chicago region residents now living in poverty, new report says

(Chicago, IL) – September 30, 2010. Chicago’s poorest residents have been hit the hardest by the economic downturn, according to a new report released yesterday by the Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance, prompting concern from Chicago lawmakers. Continue reading »

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