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Memo: Racial Equity in Child Care: Supporting Families Who Use Family, Friend and Neighbor Care

In this memo to Rey Gonzalez, Jodi Scott, Robin Steans, Elliot Regenstein, Adequacy, Management & Oversight & Mechanisms Working Group Leads, Illinois’ Commission on Equity in Early Childhood Education and Care Funding, Office of The Governor, J.B. Pritzker, the Sylvia Cotton Center for...


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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Maria Whelan, Illinois Action for Children’s Beloved Leader

Illinois Action for Children is profoundly saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Maria Whelan, our beloved President and CEO, on June 10, 2020. Maria was our leader, friend, and champion. For nearly 50 years, she was a strong, fierce, and relentless advocate for children...


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Maria Whelan, Our Beloved President and CEO, Passed Away Suddenly on June 10

It is with profound shock and sadness that I share with all of you that our beloved Maria Whelan has very suddenly passed away today. We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Maria’s family. Our thoughts are with them at this most difficult time. Effective immediately, April Janney,...