The Illinois General Assembly enacted the Complete Count Commission Act in 2017. One of the tasks of the Complete Count Commission is the creation of local subcommittees. Those subcommittees are charged with developing strategies to encourage participation in the 2020 census through publicity and outreach and are comprised of government officials, educational leaders, faith groups, business groups and more. One critical function of the subcommittee is to ensure that traditionally undercounted groups like immigrants, veterans, and homeless populations are counted.
“We have to provide government services to all of the people who live in Will County,” said County Board Member, Mike Fricilone (R-Homer Glen). “Grant dollars and funding levels are tied to the population so it’s important that we count every person that we can.”