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Katie Stelle-Mardis

Kids play at child care
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Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Child care in Illinois just got more affordable.

Fight for $15 rally
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Two big things are on the horizon for Illinois' child care system.

Molly, Marie, and Evie play
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Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series about child care issues in central Illinois. You can also read Part 2 (on gaps in care) and Part 3 (paid family leave).