New census data shows modest gain in Illinois population

The U.S. Census Bureau originally reported that Illinois lost 18,000 residents over the last decade, but a follow-up survey discovered that the state’s population had been underreported. Dr. Cynthia Buckley of the University of Illinois spoke with John Howell about how the miscount happened and what it means for the state. Listen to their conversation on the podcast page.

A census taker knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)