Beginning March 2020, Illinois will join the rest of the nation for a count of every living person in the United States. According to the U.S. Constitution, a count has to be done every 10 years. This is an enormous undertaking that could have dramatic ramifications for our state. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and our ability to adequately get resources to our communities is on the line. Illinois will lose $1400 for each person that is not counted, which can easily add up to millions of dollars lost if we don’t count every person. Since the 2020 Census will be the first that will be completed largely online, we want to make sure all older adults are counted. For everything you need to know about the Census, visit the State of Illinois official website
for the 2020 Census. To download brochures
with information about the Census, visit the IL Complete Count Commission website.