A new report finds Illinois' volunteer rate is the highest among the country's largest states. Last year in Illinois more than 2 1/2 million people spent time volunteering, serving nearly 275-million total hours.
Serve Illinois commission executive director Scott McFarland says he's pleased with the numbers.
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The commission funds 26 Americorps programs in Illinois, with both full and part-time positions available. For more information on Americorps, or ideas on how you can volunteer in your local community, click on the link at this story at AltonDailyNews.com