State Budget Status

The Collaboration for Early Childhood strives to keep those who are interested in issues affecting families at the state policy level up-to-date. The following is taken from the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Weekly Update for February 8, 2017. CTBA: “Cuts Only”...

Legislator Contact Info

  Look up your legislators here.   Governor Bruce Rauner Phone: (217) 782-0244 Email Governor Rauner using this form.   Representative La Shawn Ford Phone:(217) 782-5962 Email Representative Ford using this form. View a map of Representative...

State Budget Crisis Needs Action

As of today, it appears likely that the Illinois General Assembly will pass a six-month spending plan that does not include any new revenue. Legislators are beginning to understand that Illinoisans are tired of the budget standoff that is increasingly damaging the...

Call for a Budget Now

From the Responsible Budget Coalition: We Need a Fully Funded Budget Before July 1 Illinois cannot afford to enter a second year without a budget. The budget impasse impacts young children and their families, from child care assistance to developmental services to...

Pols fight, families suffer

Pols fight, families suffer Opinion: Editorials Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 2:21 PM Article by Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com If there is a point of agreement in the whole nasty mess of state government partisanship and funding feuds, it would seem to be that...