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United Way: 36 percent of Illinois households can’t afford basic necessities

3/5/20
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Capitol Fax

Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) joined the United Way in releasing their report on Illinois ALICE households – asset-limited, income-constrained and employed.

United Way report sheds light on low-income households

3/5/20
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Illinois Senate Democrats

SPRINGFIELD – Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) joined the United Way in releasing their report on Illinois ALICE households – asset-limited, income-constrained and employed.

United Way Releases ALICE Report for Illinois

3/5/20
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94.9 WDKB

On March 4th the United Way of Illinois (UWI) and member United Ways across the state of Illinois will be releasing the ALICE (Access Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report for Illinois and counties across the state.

United Way study shows growing financial hardship

3/5/20
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Sauk Valley

Financial hardship doesn’t stop at the poverty line, a new United Way study shows.

Biden, Sanders Ramp Up the Ads – Battle Royal in IL-14

3/5/20
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POLITICO (Newsletter)

We’re still unpacking Super Tuesday and what it means for Illinois. The immediate impact: lots of ads. Joe Biden, who jolted Democrats by capturing victories in 10 states

New Research Highlights Financial Struggles Across County

3/5/20
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WCIA

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — United Way of Central Illinois introduced their ALICE report on Wednesday, March 4, at the Capitol.

Report: 1 in 3 Illinois households cannot afford basic needs

3/5/20
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WAND-TV

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A new report shows 36 percent of Illinois households have incomes below the state’s cost of living.

One-third of Ill. households struggle to pay bills

3/5/20
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One Illinois

A new report published Wednesday by the United Way of Illinois finds 12 percent of state households in poverty, but double that number struggling just to make ends meet.

New United Way data: 36% of Illinois families struggle to afford the cost of living

3/5/20
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WGEM

Springfield, IL – A new United Way report reveals more than a third, 36% of Illinois families struggle to afford the cost of living. The United Way of Illinois released their 2019 data from a national research initiative on the financial struggles for families Wednesday.

Report: 1 in 3 Illinois households make below cost of living

3/5/20
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ABC 20

A new study from the United Way of Illinois concludes more Evanstonians living north of Dempster Street meet federal poverty standards, but more south Evanston residents have above poverty level incomes but still don’t earn enough to meet the basic cost of living in Cook County.

More deep poverty found north of Dempster

3/5/20
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Evanston Now

A new study from the United Way of Illinois concludes more Evanstonians living north of Dempster Street meet federal poverty standards, but more south Evanston residents have above poverty level incomes but still don’t earn enough to meet the basic cost of living in Cook County.

Nearly half of Chicago households struggle to afford basic necessities: report

3/5/20
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Chicago Sun-Times

Across the city, many households don’t earn enough to cover essentials like housing, child care, food, transportation and health care while saving for the future, according to a study by the United Way.

1 in 3 Illinois households cannot afford basic needs

3/4/20
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WAND17–TV

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A new report shows 36 percent of Illinois households have incomes below the state’s cost of living.

That is according to the report “ALICE in Illinois: A Financial Hardship Study.” It was funded by the United Way of Illinois and led by Dr. Stephanie Hoopes, Director of the ALICE project, a national research initiative.

United Way Report: More than a third of Illinoisans can’t cover basic survival budget

3/4/20
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The News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — You know working adults like these, but you probably don’t see their struggles.

They wait on you in stores and restaurants. They work in offices, child care centers and clinics. And they don’t earn enough to cover a bare-bones household budget, let alone a car repair or vacation.

United Way ALICE Report: 32% of Evanston Households Earn Less Than a Household Survival Budget

3/4/20
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Evanston Roundtable

A United Way report titled ALICE in Illinois: A Financial Hardship Study,” was released today. “ALICE” is an acronym for asset limited, income constrained, employed. “The term represents the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities,” says the 108 page report.

United Way report sheds light on low-income households

3/4/20
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WICS/WRSP–TV

A United Way report titled ALICE in Illinois: A Financial Hardship Study,” was released today. “ALICE” is an acronym for asset limited, income constrained, employed. “The term represents the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities,” says the 108 page report.