Resolve to be counted in the 2020 Census
Sunday, January 12, 2020
As we were busy celebrating the end of 2019 and making resolutions for the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau released its estimation that Illinois has lost more than 51,000 people in the past year — or 0.4% of its population — because of declining birth rates and out-migration.
This is the sixth straight year the bureau has reported a population loss in the Land of Lincoln. As the state’s population decreases, its political and economic power erodes, as well.