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Even before the current economic recession and a severe budget crisis, Illinois’ nonprofit and philanthropic leaders were planning important steps to increase participation in the U.S. census and help Illinois receive its fair share of federal funds. Known as the Count Me In campaign, this endeavor is one of the largest in the country to [...]

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