2020 Census

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U.S. Census Bureau workers have started going door-to-door in the Peoria area to boost participation in the nationwide population count.

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Peoria's census participation has hit a plateau as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on.

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There's still time to apply for jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Advocates for an accurate census count are claiming a mailer from an anti-immigration group constitutes a “disinformation” campaign. The letter, sent out last fall, calls itself a “Consensus Survey” and asks residents for their views on immigration policy.

All signs point to Illinois losing a congressional district following the 2020 census. And if current population trends are any indication, that will mean less representation for downstate Illinois.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is pushing public education and community outreach in an attempt to get an accurate 2020 count in Illinois.