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

6/12/20

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,…

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

6/10/20

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…

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Weekly News: June 10 – ECE and more!

6/10/20

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Weekly News: June 3 – ECE and more!

6/3/20

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A Message from Illinois Action for Children’s Leadership Team

6/1/20

As the leadership of Illinois Action for Children, an organization committed to building strong families and powerful communities™, we express our outrage at the horrifying, yet all-too-familiar racial injustice and police brutality that has violently ended yet another life.

As a society,…

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IAFC Statement on Illinois General Assembly Passing State Budget

5/28/20

Illinois Action for Children applauds the Illinois General Assembly’s efforts in crafting and passing a balanced, full-year FY 2021 budget that maintains the state’s investment in young children and their families.

During a global pandemic that has dramatically altered Illinois’ economic…

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Child Care Centers To Open Again In Phase Three – NPR Illinois

5/28/20

NPR Illinois – Child care facilities will be able to operate again once Illinois enters the third phase of its reopening plan, which is expected Friday (May 29).

“I think that this is a plan that recognizes that at the end…

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Weekly News: May 27 – ECE and more!

5/27/20

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Weekly News: May 20 – ECE and more!

5/20/20

Read the top stories in early care and education (and more) for the week of May 20:

IAFC Featured on WTTW’s ‘Chicago Tonight’ Segment About COVID-19 and Child Care

5/19/20

WTTW Chicago – Businesses across the state are preparing for an eventual reopening under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. Today, some child care facilities are working with emergency licenses that allow them to take care of essential workers’ children…

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