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Illinois KIDS COUNT reports

Voices for Illinois Children’s annual Illinois Kids Count reports examine the quality of life facing children and families throughout the state. The county-level and statewide statistics demonstrate trends, illustrate needs, and support policy proposals. By providing these measures of child well-being, Illinois Kids Count aims to enrich discussions about ways to ensure better futures for all children.

October 2017

IL KC 2017 - CoverIllinois Kids Count 2017 – Indicators of child well-being: education

November 2016


Cuts to Youth Services Deny
Youth Opportunities


 November 2016


Cuts Harm Parents’ Education, Ability to Work, and Their Young Children

 March 2015

KC 2014 Cover

Confronting Poverty, Creating Opportunity

  March 2014

KC 2014 Cover

Child Health Matters

 February 2013

Illinois Kids Count 2013 Report Cover

Moving Policy, Making Progress

February 2012

Investing in Opportunities
for Children – Now

February 2011

Great at Eight: Investing in the
Whole Child from Birth to Eight

February 2010

Children and Families in a
Time of Economic Crisis

February 2009

Education for the 21st Century

March 2008

Building Better Lives for Generations of Illinois Children

February 2007

The State of Children’s Health

December 2005

Invest in Our Future: Strengthening Families by Building Assets

March 2005

Twelve Ways to Improve Learning

January 2004

Chicago Kids Count: Building Strong Communities