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Edward

Remembering Maria Whelan I first met Maria in 2008, at a childcare rally in Springfield. At the time I had no clue who she was. I recently moved backed to the area, and was working for a program I. Chicago that was at risk of losing funds due to the state budget crisis. We’re prepping to go...


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Kathy Glazer

Remembering Maria Whelan I remember hearing Maria speak and tell a story on herself. She had awoken early am to get up and downtown to the TV station to be interviewed by (as I recall?) a fledgling Oprah Winfrey. Feeling very pleased with herself, she finished her task and showed up at the...


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Kanella Maniatis

Remembering Maria Whelan I started at Illinois Action for Children around the same time as Maria, sitting close to her office for many years. I was surprised how the head of the agency kept her office door open and created an open environment. Maria is a large part of why I am so proud to...


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Rosita

Remembering Maria Whelan I met Maria early in my career over forty years ago when i was a teacher at center that closed long ago. She and the Director of that union sponsored center, Amalgamated Day Care Center were friends. Maria gave a speech at the union and I was in attendance. I was so...


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María Lourdes Gutiérrez

Remembering Maria Whelan Se de buenas fuentes; que lucho por este gremio, por el bienestar de los niños y su sonrisa y amabilidad, hablaban muy bien de ella. #MariaWhelan


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Lucia

Remembering Maria Whelan Mi sentido pésame para toda la familia Ella fue una persona maravillosa tube la oportunidad de estar en Springfield en un Rally. yo no sabía por donde ir era mi primera vez Ella muy cariñosa me dijo sigue a La Señora María V. Ella te va a decir donde tienes que ir y...


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Latonya Peterson

Remembering Maria Whelan I can reflect back on the first day that I start with Day Care Action Council better known as Action for Children. When I met Maria she was thoughtful and had a very big heart. Also made sure that we got our work done and when we had a celebration She would always be...


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Theresa Casillas

Remembering Maria Whelan We are going to miss you! #MariaWhelan


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Ximena Ayala

Remembering Maria Whelan Sintiéndolo mucho fue una persona que cooperaba al máximo y siempre tenía un objetivo que está coperar con la comunidad #MariaWhelan


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Matilde

Remembering Maria Whelan Gracias por ser nuestra lider, te vamos a extrañar, un monton. Dios te bendiga y descansa en paz #MariaWhelan