Join Us for a Public Hearing - The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.


The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty is working to implement a Poverty Elimination Strategy which aims to cut the number of Illinoisans living in extreme poverty in half in a manner consistent with international human rights standards.  As we reflect on the advances made over the last year, we seek input from the public. The Commission is requesting testimony related to the progress made by our state in reducing extreme poverty and suggestions for specific policy solutions the state should advance in the coming year to reduce poverty in Illinois. Your input is critical to ensuring the Commission's strategy reflects the needs of those experiencing hardship in our state. Please join the Commission at our upcoming public hearing.

Public Hearing - The Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty Flyer (pdf)

When: August 7, 2014

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM

Where: Azzarelli Building

145 W. Broadview

Kankakee, IL 60901


6:00 - 6:15 Introduction to the Commission

6:15 - 8:00 Oral Testimony from the Public

Food will be served.

Attendees will be asked to register to speak on-site and be allowed to provide oral testimony. If you have lengthier comments please feel free to provide them in written format as testimony times will be brief to accommodate all.

For more information, contact Kim Drew at  or (312) 870-4948.

Check us out online: www.Poverty.Illinois.Gov

State of IL Seal
Heartland Alliance Ending Poverty
Illinois Coalition for Community Services