Survey Shows Child Poverty Remains High In Illinois

(Chicago, IL) — A survey done by a state advocacy group says that the child poverty rate in Illinois remains higher than is was before the recession. The Illinois Kids Count 2015 report released by Voices for Illinois Children says 21-percent of children in the state lived in households with incomes below the poverty level in 2013. The group claims that Governor Rauner’s proposed 2016 budget would make matters worse by making cuts to programs that could reduce the poverty level including health care and child care assistance.