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Homeless To Get Warm Winter Clothing From State

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Homeless people across Illinois will get some warm winter clothing from the state government. The state plans to donate $1 million worth of surplus clothes to organizations that help the homeless.

The Department of Central Management Services said Friday the items include boots, coats, sleeping bags and other winter gear. The department is responsible for disposing of surplus state and federal property. Details of the clothing donation will be announced next week.

Officials say there are more than 15,000 homeless people in Illinois. The figure is based on a 2011federal report.

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