Census 2020 Make Sure Illinois Counts

August 11 – October 31: Census takers will interview homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted. This is the non-response follow up period. Important Dates

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The Illinois Complete Count Commission was formed in 2017 with a mission to help educate communities, organizations and Illinois Residents about the importance of the upcoming 2020 census.

On April 1, 2020, a census will be taken of all persons living in the United States. It is important that every Illinois resident be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs. While many Illinoisans will answer the census questionnaire when it arrives, some demographics are consistently undercounted due to low participation. Among the groups historically undercounted in the census:

  • Veterans;
  • Minority communities;
  • College students;
  • Foreign born Illinois residents (documented and undocumented);
  • Retirees spending summer in Illinois and winter in warmer climates;
  • Farm families residing in rural counties;
  • Persons living in large housing units or apartment complexes;
  • Children under age 5; and the
  • Homeless.

The importance of participating in the census cannot be understated. Responses to the census questionnaire are kept confidential by the U.S. Census Bureau. The information is not shared with other federal or state government agencies.

The Commission has formed Subcommittees to help with education and outreach efforts. As an Illinois resident, you are encouraged to become involved. You can join a Subcommittee or form a local Complete Count Committee with your local community leaders. It is important for you to:

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Commission Membership

  • Secretary of State Jesse White, Chair
  • Emil Jones, III
    State Senator
  • Theresa Mah
    State Representative
  • Nubia Willman
    Office of the Mayor of Chicago
  • Jackie Petty
    Peoria County Park District
  • Rose Joshua, Esq.
    NAACP Chicago Southside
  • Kathie Kane-Willis
    Chicago Urban League
  • Leon Rockingham, Jr.
    Mayor, City of North Chicago
  • Karen Eng
  • Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda
    Village Clerk, Hanover Park
  • Sue Rezin
    State Senator
  • Ryan Spain
    State Representative
  • Stanley Moore
    Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • Griselda Vega Samuel, Esq.
  • Kristy Stephenson
    City of Metropolis
  • Scott R. Gryder
    Chair, Kendall County Board
  • Michael J. Inman
    Mayor, City of Macomb
  • Alex Esparza
    18th Street Development Corporation
  • Helena Buckner
    County Board Member, Macon County