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Study: Illinois kids facing uphill battle

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A new study shows that kids in Illinois are facing an uphill battle as the economy continues to hurt families in many ways.

Area leaders gathered at Chaddock in Quincy Thursday to launch the 2013 Illinois Kids Count report.  It's the most thorough examination of children's lives in the state.

This year's report "Moving Policy, Making Progress" showed that though more kids are getting access medical care, but there is also more abuse.

"We need to educate ourselves about what child abuse and neglect looks like when it surfaces within the population of our children," says Thomas Donovan the Associate Director of Clinical Services, Chaddock.

The study shows that there are a number of areas of kids lives that need more attention.

Coming up on WGEM News at Five and Six we'll look at some of these issues and possible solutions.

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