Racism's Toll: Report on Illinois Poverty

Witnesses to Poverty

People living below the poverty line in Illinois aren’t just a statistic. They are our neighbors, our friends, and our family members. Hear them tell their own stories about what it’s like living in poverty. Also hear them speak to the critical supports that allow them to live with a little less hardship and begin their journey out of poverty.

Carolyn | DuPage County, IL

Quanyshia | East St. Louis, IL

Nateka | Champaign, IL

Rodney | Chicago, IL

Patrick | Granite City, IL

Jacqueline | Champaign, IL

Jeremy | St. Clair County, IL

Kathy Ann | DuPage County, IL

Susan | Cook County, IL