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Update on state's childcare funding

Among the many immediate fiscal challenges facing Gov. Rauner is the funding of subsidized day care for low income families. The state is $300 million short for funding a program that nearly 100,000 families depend on to send their kids to daycare. Daycare providers depend on that same money to operate and pay their bills. Tuesday morning, child care providers will march to nearby parks to highlight what they see as a crisis facing their businesses and the families they serve. We’ll talk about the issue with Maria Whelan from the Illinois Action for Children and 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer. (Flickr/njxw)

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