2019 Illinois KIDS COUNT Report Released

Voices for Illinois Children has released its 2019 Illinois KIDS COUNT Report. This report evaluates the state of Illinois children within four domains: Socioeconomics, Education, Health and Safety, and Housing.

The report contains 14 recommendations including:

  • Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with inflation
  • Increasing funding to school districts using the evidence-based funding formula
  • Providing training to doctors to better understand social causes of health inequalities
  • Encouraging counties and municipalities to increase the stock of affordable housing

As part of the report, Voices for Illinois Children provides additional data tables and individual county sheets.

IECAM project coordinator Dawn Thomas assisted with early drafts of this report.