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Sen. Durbin Rallies Support for Raised Minimum Wage

Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.

04/14/2014

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Census Data: Income Lag in Missouri, Illinois Poverty Remains High

New U.S. census data shows that Missouri is one of just two states where median incomes fell in 2012 from the previous year, and an anti-poverty activists say Illinois’ near 15 percent poverty is worrisome.

09/19/2013

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Illinois Schools Teaching More Poor, Homeless Students Than Ever Before

The growth in low-income students has occurred in all geographic regions of the state.

03/20/2013

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$4.2M Grant to Aid Children in Poor Area of St. Louis

A high-poverty, high-crime area of St. Louis is getting $4.2 million in federal grant money aimed at helping children.

01/15/2013

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Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Poverty Rate Rises To 15 Year High

Illinois Poverty Rates Change Little in 2011

There were 9,000 more impoverished Illinoisans, for a total of 1.8 million, or about 14 percent.

09/12/2012

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‘Poverty Neighborhoods’ Back on the Increase says Brookings Institute

Extreme poverty neighborhoods nearly doubled in St. Louis suburbs.

11/03/2011

New Report: World Food Prices Could Double

Price of grain could also impact prices of meat and milk

06/01/2011

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Food Pantries Still Struggling with Bare Shelves

Circle of Concern providing 7,000 more meals each month.

02/21/2011

St. Charles Co. is economic bright spot in latest census data

  ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — According to new government census data, St. Charles County is one of only 19 counties in the United States that has a poverty rate of less than 5 percent.

12/15/2010