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The Crippling Cost of Child Care

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Putting a small child in day care in the Chicago area can cost as much as sending her or him to college. That's one of the findings of a report out today from the organization Illinois Action for Children. The report on child care in Cook County finds that some families pay as much as a third of their income for child care, and the high cost has many opting out of professional care. Maria Whelan is the president and CEO of Illinois Action for Children, and she joins us.

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