Impoverished in Illinois

Illinois Issues, January 2014 — In some pockets of Illinois, where one in every three people live in poverty or close to it, the need is visible in the landscape: empty lots where buildings once stood in Cairo; abandoned houses marked with X’s in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood; families living in ramshackle trailers in Kankakee County’s Pembroke Township. Read my story in Illinois IssuesSee my photos in the magazine.