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R. Dale Evans, co-chairman of Voice for Illinois Children's Joliet committee, Chris Bzdon (far right), executive director of Child Care Resource & Referral and others who provide health and social services throughout Will County, attended a press conference at Aunt Martha's in Joliet Thursday where they discussed results of the just released Illinois Kids County 2014 "Child Health Matters" study.

R. Dale Evans, co-chairman of Voice for Illinois Children's Joliet committee, Chris Bzdon (far right), executive director of Child Care Resource & Referral and others who provide health and social services throughout Will County, attended a press conference at Aunt Martha's in Joliet Thursday where they discussed results of the just released Illinois Kids County 2014 "Child Health Matters" study.

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Study shows increase in poverty, abuse among area children

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A report released Thursday by a statewide advocacy group about the health and well being of children across Illinois showed some positive statistics about health care insurance coverage, yet a disturbing rise in Will County of abuse, neglect and poverty, especially those of lower income.