The U.S. Census Bureau has not yet reached its goal to hire 30,000 temporary workers in Illinois for the decennial headcount this spring.
Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
Outreach workers try to remain sensitive to immigrants’ fears about the census while also stressing what’s at stake if they don’t participate.
Officials said undercounting children in the census could result in the loss of crucial resources that could help them, such as food stamps.
Poor reading and math skills keep some out of manufacturing. “Our public education systems are failing,” said Congressman Danny Davis.
The Southland Development Authority will provide personnel, expertise and financing to help towns attract investors and businesses.
“I see people making tons of money off people who can’t afford to use that type of recreation,” said Bronzeville resident Ronald Muhammad.
“We have to think of … how to preserve the culture here,” said Ben Lau, executive director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago.
Residents suggested that the city provide more free activities and that the state make gambling addiction treatment more accessible.
Cars, classes, advertising —here’s how experts say manufacturers can connect thousands of open jobs to people in high unemployment areas.
The funds will be used by organizations to reach “hard to count” populations