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After Governor’s Cuts, Quality Child Care Increasingly Out of Reach

Increasingly, the cost of child care is beyond what even middle-class Illinois families can afford, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds. And Governor Rauner’s new child care cuts are making the situation even worse, shutting out 9 in 10 new applicants who would have previously qualified for child care assistance. Because of […]

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Lack of Illinois Budget Causing Widespread Harm

“The failure of Illinois lawmakers to restore revenue needed to support essential services is causing widespread damage to the state, with children, seniors, and those with disabilities the hardest hit,” says a September 2015 report by Lisa Christensen Gee of the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children. “When lawmakers allowed personal and corporate […]