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It's Census Day! Have you returned your form yet?
And while the State of Illinois is reporting a 52-percent participation rate, only 38 percent of Chicago households have submitted their forms.
Come on, Chicago! Are we really going to let the rest of the state show us up?
"We're concerned about the relatively low response from Chicago," Census Director Robert Groves said, according to the Sun-Times. "Every household that fails to send back their census form by mail must be visited by a census taker starting in May – at a significant taxpayer cost."
The Bureau estimates that, for every 1 percent of households that don't mail back their form, the federal government spends $85 million on census takers who must visit those homes in person, reports Chicago Business.
So fill out those forms, folks. Else we look like April Fools.