Chicago Region is at risk for a Census undercount
In northeastern Illinois, communities of color are participating in the 2020 census at much lower rates than are communities with mostly white residents. In a new report from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, learn how an undercount would lead to billions of lost federal dollars for the region and its communities and what you […]
Federal benefit recipients with children have more time to get Economic Impact Payment
The IRS has reopened the registration period for individuals who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Railroad Retirement, or veteran’s benefits, but didn’t receive $500 per child earlier this year when they received their own Economic Impact Payment. Federal benefit recipients can use the “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” tool to get a catch-up payment […]
15th of September 2020
Llena el Censo y celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Cada otoño, el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana nos brinda la oportunidad de rendir homenaje a las generaciones de latinos que han sido líderes de nuestras comunidades, han dejado huella en nuestra cultura y han fortalecido a nuestra sociedad. Desafortunadamente, debido a la pandemia no podremos reunirnos para los desfiles, conciertos y ferias donde […]
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Filling Out the Census
Every fall, National Hispanic Heritage Month gives us the chance to honor the generations of Latinos who have led our communities, influenced our culture, and made our society stronger. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we won’t be able to come together for the parades, concerts, and food fairs where we typically enjoy this annual celebration, […]
Will You Count?
As of July 1, 2019, the Latino population in the United States is 60.6 million, according to the Census Bureau. That means Latinos constitute 18.5 percent of the nation’s population, making people of Latino origin the largest minority in the country. However, because of language barriers and fear of self-reporting due to their immigration status, […]
¿Serás contado en el Censo?
La población latina de los Estados Unidos al 1.o de julio del 2019 es de 60.6 millones, según la Oficina del Censo. Esto significa que los latinos constituyen el 18.5 por ciento de la población del país, lo cual quiere decir que las personas de origen latino son la minoría étnica o racial más grande […]
3rd of September 2020
City Treasurer hosts final community cleanups of the summer
City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin hosted two final community cleanups of the summer on the South and West sides in celebration and culmination of an initiative to clean Chicago. In light of the civil unrest around Chicago and the entire country, City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin started this initiative to clean the most underserved communities in the […]
26th of August 2020
What are the benefits of the Census?
In the chaos of today’s world, it can be easy for people to feel like they don’t have a voice. There’s so much noise and turmoil, it can feel like it’s impossible to stand out and make a difference. But there is one way for everyday citizens to change the world: fill out the Census. […]
24th of August 2020
IRS: Unemployment compensation is taxable – Avoid a tax-time surprise
IR-2020-185, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes on this income when they file their federal […]
18th of August 2020