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|Census Bureau Going on Tour
|The U.S. Census Bureau is calling attention to this year's census by going on the road.
The Census Road Tour, carried by a van with a trailer and featuring interactive kiosks and displays on the process and significance of the census, will be showing up between now and April to urge people to fill out census forms.
Census spokeswoman Muriel Jackson says the Road Tour will go where participation is low to educate the public about the census, which is conducted every 10 years to determine the apportionment of seats in Congress.
The Census is required by the Constitution (Article 1, Sec. 2), and participation is required by law.
Jackson says the message the Road Tour conveys is that filling out a census form is easy, not complex like an income tax form.
ROAD TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS
As of Jan. 5, 2010 - More dates to be added
Jan. 8: Rockford - 5 p.m. - Metrocentre, Harlem Globetrotters
Jan. 10: Gurnee - 10 a.m. - Gurnee Mills Mall indoor festival
Jan. 18: Peoria - 11 a.m. - Peoria City Hall, MLK Luncheon
Jan. 23: Waukegan - noon - Winterfest, Belvedere Park
Jan. 23: Rockford - 7 p.m. - Metrocentre, Ice Hogs game
Jan. 24: Rockford - noon - St. Patrick's Church
Feb. 6: Elgin - 1:30 p.m. - Gail Borden Library, Black Family History Fest
Feb. 7: North Chicago - 3 p.m. - Greenbelt Cultural Center
Feb. 13: Matteson - 11 a.m. - Lincoln Mall
March 12: Peoria - noon - Civic Center, March Madness
March 19: Peoria - time TBA - Civic Center, March Madness
March 27: Beecher - 10 a.m. - Beecher Chamber of Commerce
(Illinois Radio Network)
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