Thousands Are Losing Child Care; It’s Time to Take Action

February 2017 marks the 20th month of Illinois’ record-breaking budget impasse. According to the Chicago Tribune, “Enrollment at public universities has dropped as students look for stability out of state, some women can’t be tested for cancer until they’re showing symptoms and thousands of people have lost mental health services, drug treatment and child care.”

Illinois needs a fully funded, year-long responsible budget supported by adequate revenue.

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