Illinois Gets C On Premature Birth Report Card

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois is in the middle of the class when it comes to babies being born on time and healthy. A new report card on premature births from the March of Dimes gives Illinois a C. That’s the same score as the country as a whole. Illinois’ premature birth rate is just over ten-percent, but in Peoria, the preemie birth rate jumps to almost 12-percent.