Rauner Lifts Restrictions On Child Care Eligibility, Other Social Services

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday reversed some of his most controversial restrictions to the state’s social service programs. Back in July, when the first-term governor’s eligibility changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) went into effect, many child care advocates across the state predicted that up to 90 percent of the families reliant on the … Continue reading Rauner Lifts Restrictions On Child Care Eligibility, Other Social Services

Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities

Cynthia Brown (far left) with children who attend her Little People Christian Daycare summer camp. (Below left): Faith Arnold speaks about her experiences during a community teach-in on July 30 in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Michael Romain.  Thursday, July 30, 2015 || By Michael Romain  “We’re here because our communities are being devastated by budget cuts to childcare, school homes, home care and other services, while … Continue reading Maywood Daycare Owner Says Rauner’s Childcare Cuts, Restrictions Are ‘Devastating’ Communities