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Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty

State group releases plan to reduce poverty

By Fawn Clark/ For CU-CitizenAccess —The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty has released Building a Pathway to Dignity and Work, a report with 42 legislative recommendations for cutting extreme poverty in Illinois in half by 2015.

About 760,000 people live in extreme poverty in Illinois, which is defined as a family that earns less than half of the poverty level.

CU-CitizenAccess/This report, released by the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, has 42 legislative recommendations for cutting extreme poverty in Illinois in half by 2015.
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