IL Kids Count 2012 Report to be Released

The group "Voices for Illinois Children" is about to roll out its annual report, and leaders say some of the details are grim.

Voices for Illinois Children President Kathy Ryg, whose "Kids Count" report comes out Thursday, says too many Illinois kids are in need. Ryg says lawmakers must find some "political will," which, she says, comes from the people.

Among the report's findings: one in five Illinois children lives in poverty, and one in four lives in a one-parent household.   Local advocates will unveil The 2012 Illinois Kids Count report Thursday morning in Carbondale.

More information is available online at the Voices for Illinois Children website www.voices4kids.org