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Legislative Update -- September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020
Census 2020As we reported last week, there is legislation pending in the U.S. Congress to push the census data collection deadline back to October 31 from September 30; there is also litigation pending. However, for the moment, the deadline remains S…
Legislative Update -- September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020
Census 2020Illinois is currently tied with UT and VA at #7 in the nation regarding self-response rate, at 70.1% compared to the national rate of 65.6%. Now that nonresponse follow-up has begun, those rates are available too: Illinois' total enumerate…
Legislative Update -- September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020
Census 2020Illinois is currently #7 in the nation regarding self-response rate, at 69.8% compared to the national rate of 65.1%. These figures are percentages of HOUSEHOLDS, not individuals counted. Now that nonresponse follow-up has begun, those rat…
Legislative Update -- August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020
Census 2020Illinois has crept up one spot, tying with Iowa for #6 in the state for self-response rates at 69.5% of households, compared to the national rate of 64.6%. However, that's not good enough! Illinois' 2010 rate was 70.5%, compared …
Legislative Update -- August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020
Census 2020Illinois remains at #7 nationally in self-response rates, at 68.9%, compared to 64% nationally. We are getting closer to the final response rate in 2010, which was 70.5% in Illinois compared to 72% nationally; but that isn't enough. I…
Legislative Update -- August 13, 2020
August 13, 2020
CensusAs of 8/11/2020, Illinois is holding steady at #7 in the nation for self-response rates, at 68.4%, compared to 63.4% nationally. As reported last week, the deadline for data collection has been moved earlier to September 30 from Octob…
Legislative Update -- August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
Census 2020 The deadline for data collection for the Decennial Census 2020 has been moved up, from October 31 to September 30! This follows an initial extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the October date from July 31. While this change may…
Legislative Update -- July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020
Census 2020As of 7/29/2020, Illinois is tied with Virginia at #7 for self-response rate among the 50 states, with a 67.5% rate of response, compared to 62.8% nationally. The ending national total in 2010 was 72%. The Illinois Heartland Library System…
Legislative Update -- July 16, 2020 21
July 16, 2020
Census 2020 Illinois is currently #7 in the nation, with a 66.9% rate of response, compared to 62.1% nationally. Ending national total in 2010 was 72%. REMINDER! ALA Continues Advocacy for Libraries in COVID Relief FundingALA is spearheadin…
Legislative Update -- July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020
Census 2020  As of July 7, ILA is #7 in the nation in terms of self-response rate! We are at 66.7%, compared to 61.9% nationally. Keep up the good work! The U.S. Census Bureau offers numerous resources to help promote response, and ALA…
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