Daley urges South Side residents to return census

March 20, 2010 4:09:38 PM PDT
Mayor Daley and other officials spent part of the day Saturday urging everyone to complete and return 2010 census forms.They spoke at Abbott Park Senior Services Center on Chicago's South Side, stressing that much federal aid is based on population. That means for 10 years, until the next census, undercounted areas will not receive their fair share of dollars from Washington.

Additionally, census-reported population determines how many U.S. House of Representatives members each state has.