Illinois is sitting near the middle of the pack among the 50 states when it comes to the well-being of children.
The annual Kids Count report ranks Illinois 23rd among the states on a variety of economic, educational and health factors.
That’s actually a drop from the previous year, when the state ranked 21st.
Child poverty is a big concern… the number of children in poverty rose three-percent from year to year.
But the state does well in access to health care, and has seen improvement in high school graduation percentages.