ALICE Report

Across Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, more than 1/3 of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, technology, healthcare, and transportation. 

ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed represents a population that is oftentimes overlooked. ALICE represents the growing number of those who rank above the Federal Poverty Line (FPL), but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation.
Illinois is the 21st state to create an ALICE Report for its residents. The Illinois Association of United Ways and United Way of Metro Chicago worked together to compile this report, which is essential for a clear and correct understanding of where Illinois communities are landing when it comes to financial stability. 
ALICE individuals are people who are working one or more jobs in service industries, healthcare, construction, and other fields. ALICE workers are auto mechanics, home health aides, child care professionals, restaurant servers and bartenders – people who educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible. Across Kankakee & Iroquois Counties, more than one third of households still struggle to achieve financial stability.  

Take a Look at the Numbers

 Kankakee County: Households by Income, 2010 to 2017

Iroquois County: Households by Income, 2010 to 2017

Kankakee & Iroquois Counties: Percentage of those below ALICE threshold & FPL, separated by individual towns







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