early childhood education

State News
1:34 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

State-funded preschool looking to expand despite budget cuts

Illinois received 20 million dollars from the federal government for expanding access to early childhood education. Illinois currently enrolls just over a quarter of its 4 year olds in state-funded preschool for low-income families. 

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State News
5:28 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Illinois wins $80M for early childhood education

Illinois has won an $80 million federal grant to increase access to early childhood education. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the award Wednesday. His office says the state will receive a maximum of $20 million per year for four years.

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State News
6:57 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Diana Rauner distances herself from budget requests

Bruce Rauner stands with wife Diana on primary election night, March 18, 2014.

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is a Republican, but his wife says she is not. As Rauner's campaign continues to criticize Governor Quinn's stance on taxes, Rauner's wife has a stake in the cause. IPR'S Hannah Meisel has more.

Just after the March primary election, Illinois was introduced to Diana Rauner, Bruce Rauner's wife. She introduced herself as...

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