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Susanne Whiting lives with David Heatherly, her two teenage sons, and her 8-year-old daughter. The couple survives on Susanne’s 0-per-month unemployment insurance, David’s 2-a-month Social Security Assistance, and child support payments of 0 per month. Their yearly income of 584 is just below the Federal Poverty Guideline of 170 for a family of five. The family also receives 0 a month in food stamps. For the city of Galesburg alone, 11.6 percent of the 32195 people counted in the 2010 US Census are living at the poverty level.