Local officials want people to be educated about the census
Every 10 years the constitution requires the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct its decennial Census.
Officials in the northern Illinois region are asking for help to ensure a complete count, something that is "vital for our state, region and community," according to a release from City of Rockford Chief of Staff Wester Wuori.
"We’re reaching out to nearly 100 groups, organizations, elected officials, community leaders and businesses to ask for your help in educating the community about Census 2020," the release said.
For every person that goes uncounted in the state, Illinois loses more than $1,000 in federal funding.
The City of Rockford is working closely with officials to inform people about the importance of the Census.
Within the coming months postcards will be sent to all housing units.