This legislative session we are pushing to get HB 141 onto the House Floor and passed into full legislation. We are asking member and non member providers alike to reach out to their centers' representative via email about our bill using the letter generator below! Download our HB 141 Fact Sheet below to learn more about the bill and it's benefits for Child Care.
In 2017, CCAU was a driving force behind Senate Bill 1829 which was thought of to address the shortage of Type 04 teachers in the State of Illinois. With the leadership of then Senator Toi Hutchinson, the bill was passed through legislation and adopted in July of 2018. Click below to read the full legislation.
Though House Bill 141 did not pass out of committee, with the leadership of Representative LaShawn Ford, and the overall support of CCAU members and Illinois providers alike, the State of Illinois chose to provide child care for just a $1 a month co-pay for families at or below the poverty line. Use the link below to read the full bill text and check out our fact sheet regarding HB 141
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