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Advocate Corner

August 2014 eAdvocate: Children cannot vote, but you can! Voter registration info, plus the latest on the Schedules That Work Act and an important child care report from CLASP.

State Budget UPDATE: FY15 Budgets Pass House & Senate, Signed by Governor Quinn. Click here for more information.

Illinois Action for Children has held several important webinars on issues affecting children and families in recent months. Click here to view/listen to the presentations, including the webinar slides and other related materials.

New Fact Sheet: Maintain Current Income Tax Rates

INFORMATION ALERT: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Announces Major Birth to 5 Initiative - plus Illinois Action for Children’s Statement on this new initiative.

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  • A NIGHT TO SHINE, Illinois Action for Children’s annual celebration and recognition benefit, is October 17th at the Art Institute of Chicago! Our special guest speaker is veteran political strategist, author, and CNN political contributor Donna Brazile. For more information on A NIGHT TO SHINE and to purchase your tickets to this 45th anniversary celebration, please visit
  • The Fall 2014 Early Care and Education Resource Guide (Course Catalog) is now available here!
  • Click here to read a statement by Maria Whelan, President & CEO of Illinois Action for Children, on the proposed state budget presented by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 26th, 2014.
  • CCMS Update! Providers and parents, click here to learn more about our transition to the new statewide Child Care Management System (CCMS)!
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