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Poverty Rates Stubbornly High In McLean Co

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:02:56 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Poverty Rates Stubbornly High In McLean Co Poverty rates in McLean County have risen from last year. The 15.7% poverty rate gleaned from census data is six tenths of a point higher than in 2011. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more with Jennifer Clary from the Social Impact Research Center of the Heartland Alliance, a prominent anti poverty group in Illinois. Clary says it's important to understand what it means to be counted as poor...

More with Jennifer Clary on local solutions to rising poverty in McLean County. Clary supports Governor Quinn's call for an increase in the minimum wage and other government initiatives.


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