Underscoring arguments for strong participation in this year’s census, a new report details the billions of dollars that Illinois and the Chicago region have received in federal funds tied to the previous count.
Researchers with the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, found that Illinois received $19.1 billion in 2008 in federal funds tied to census counts, about a third of all the federal assistance it received. Of that amount, the Chicago area received at least $12.6 billion, the study found.
Full story: The 2010 census: Count means billions for Illinois and the Chicago area. – chicagotribune.com