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Shorewood special census starts this week

Brock A. Stein | 2/16/2017, 6 a.m.
Shorewood residents could start to see workers canvasing in their neighborhoods later this week as the village prepares to conduct ...

Shorewood residents could start to see workers canvasing in their neighborhoods later this week as the village prepares to conduct a special census in its newest subdivisions.

Community development director Karen James said this week that the census bureau has set up in the village’s emergency operations center where it is conducting training for the 20 people hired for the project.

James said that due to a federal hiring freeze the village will be making do with less than the 35 employees originally planned for the project which will push the time to complete the count out from 20 days to 30.

She said that the census is expected to be completed by mid-March and workers will be out on Friday to start.

Shorewood’s new census follows neighboring Joliet which conducted their own re-survey in September 2016 to capture some of its new housing built after the 2010 census.

That recount increased Joliet’s population by 1,926 people and will net the city an additional $288,000 in annual per capita revenue.